Accession Number:

AD0729261

Title:

TENEX, a Paged Time Sharing System for the PDP-10

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1971-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

TENEX is a new time sharing system implemented on a DEC PDP-10 augmented by special paging hardware developed at BBN. This report specifies a set of goals which the authors feel are important for any time sharing system. It then describes how the TENEX design and implementation achieves these goals. These include specifications for a powerful multiprocess large memory virtual machine, intimate terminal interaction, comprehensive uniform file and IO capabilities, and clean flexible system structure. Although the implementation required some compromise to achieve a system operational within six months of hardware checkout, TENEX has proven to be a good interactive system with flexible multi-process facilities and reliable operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE