Victor A. Vyssotsky

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Transaction processing is the common theme forpapers in this issue. The automatic teller machine on our cover represents one of the many businesses that rely on TP systems. If we could look behind the familiar machine, we would see the products and technologies-here symbolized by linked databases-that support reliable and speedyprocessing of transactions(More)
Multics (<i>Multi</i>plexed <i>I</i>nformation and <i>C</i>omputing <i>S</i>ervice) is a comprehensive, general-purpose programming system which is being developed as a research project. The initial Multics system will be implemented on the GE 645 computer. One of the overall design goals is to create a computing system which is capable of meeting almost(More)
The history of Project MAC from its inception is reviewed. It is noted that the story of Project MAC is a continuation of that of CTSS (Compatible Time-Sharing System), marking the transfer of an experimental system into the practical academic field and thence into the commercial field. Two men were key to this recognition of the value of the work by(More)
This paper is a preliminary report on a system which has not yet been implemented. Of necessity, it therefore reports on status and objectives rather than on performance. We are impelled to produce such a prospectus by two considerations. First, time-sharing and multiprogramming are currently of great interest to many groups in the computing fraternity; a(More)
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