Accession Number:

AD0729195

Title:

Advanced Operations Support System (AOSS) for Small Computers.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 26 Feb 70-26 Mar 71,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED DATA RESEARCH INC PRINCETON N J

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

AOSS is an operating system designed to bring to small computers power and sophistication normally found only in operating systems for much larger computers. It uses a segmented virtual memory to allow efficient use of large programs in a small memory and to provide memory protection between concurrent tasks which are allowed to interact only through a set of effective but rigorously defined communications commands. This allows a high degree of task interaction without a complicated control program. AOSS may operate in dedicated, time-sharing, or multi-programming mode simply by altering one program module. The rigorous segmentation of memory and the strict control task interaction allows AOSS to be spread across a net of computers without seriously altering the environment of any particular task. This capability has great possibilities for a variety of systems. A quite promising one is a large-computer small-computer network where the small computer handles most of the interactive tasks and the large computer handles most of the compute-bound tasks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE