Network Operating Systems.
Final technical rept. Nov 76-Mar 78,
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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Network operating systems represent a promising approach for realizing the full potential of computer communication networks. A network operating system NOS is a collection of software and protocols that allow a set of autonomous computers, which are interconnected by a computer network, to be used together in a convenient and cost effective manner. This report investigates some of the technical problems posed by an NOS by describing and comparing five NOS designs. The system designs considered are a system for automated terminal access and file transfer ATF the Resource Sharing Executive RSEXEC the National Software Works NSW System the Efficient Local Access Network ELAN System and the Personal Computer ELAN PC-ELAN System. The PC-ELAN System is an NOS designed to support the requirements of collections of personal computers. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems
- Non-Radio Communications