THE SDC TIME-SHARING SYSTEM REVISITED.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The SDC Time-Sharing System TSS, which operates on an IBM ANFSQ-32 computer at System Development Corporation, Santa Monica, was originally described in a paper entitled A General-Purpose Time-Sharing System, published in 1964. TSS has now been in operational use for four years, serving a large and varied community of local and remote users. This paper describes the present capabilities of TSS, discusses the critical problems of resource management and the solutions to those problems employed in TSS, and reviews the authors original statements regarding the advantages of time-sharing for such tasks as on-line programming and debugging. The techniques for managing CPU time, storage media, and usersystem interaction are described in some detail. An attempt is made to point out the weak as well as the strong points of TSS, and to indicate some of the effects that systems such as TSS have had upon computing technology. Author
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