Advanced Operations Support System (AOSS) for Small Computers.
Final technical rept. 26 Feb 70-26 Mar 71,
APPLIED DATA RESEARCH INC PRINCETON N J
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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
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