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Volume 6, Number 1, Page 2 (1967)
Nontopical Issue
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Function and design of DOS/360 and TOS/360

by G. Bender, D. N. Freeman, J. D. Smith
The functions of disk and tape operating systems for SYSTEM/360 configurations with as little as sixteen thousand bytes of main storage are discussed. The two related systems are designed to provide a range of services that include input/output control, stacked-job control, symbolic device assignments, and library maintenance. A set of language translators, a set of sort/merge programs, and various other programs go far toward minimizing the effort required of program preparation, Design objectives, system definitions, and functional capabilities are stressed. The design of the control program is discussed in some detail.
Related Subjects: Operating Systems