FMS: The IBM FORTRAN Monitor System

  title={FMS: The IBM FORTRAN Monitor System},
  author={Ray A. Lamer}
This paper is a short history of the IBM FORTRAN Monitor System (FMS) and its follow-ons, which provided a popular early "work horse" operating system for the IBM 704/9/90 computer systems FORTRAN users beginning at the end of 1959. The events and environment leading up to this sytem are explored. This system was developed through an ad hoc cooperative effort by members of the user group SHARE, and the IBM FORTRAN compiler group, as an interim operating system solution pending a more general… Expand
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