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Operating System of the Multi-machine Computer AS-6

  • I. B. Bourdonov
  • V. P. Ivannikov
  • A. S. Kossatchev
  • S. D. Kuznetsov
  • A. N. Tomilin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 357)

Abstract

The S.A. Lebedev Institute developed operating system for the AS-6 distributed computing system (OS AS-6) in the 1970s. The OS AS-6 consisted of peer operating systems of separate machines making up the AS-6 computer system. Those operating systems interacted through a uniform interface. The OS AS-6 facilitated interaction between computation processes on the nodes of the AS-6 system through a network together with their interaction with the global network. It provided the possibility for any process in the AS-6 system to use all the devices connected with the nodes of the AS-6 computer both with addressing and with usage of external devices. It also supported a pipeline operation of the computers in the AS-6 system performing real-time processing of large data streams of spacecraft missions. The operating systems of the nodes of the AS-6 system had a special means for parallel processes management, including task hierarchy organization and information processing management within a single task.

Keywords

Distributed computing system operating system 

References

  1. 1.
    AS-6 Data Processing System. Russian Virtual Computer Museum, http://www.computer-museum.ru/histussr/as6.htm (in Russian)

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. B. Bourdonov
    • 1
  • V. P. Ivannikov
    • 1
  • A. S. Kossatchev
    • 1
  • S. D. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • A. N. Tomilin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for System Programming of RASRussia

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