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Paper, 1959

MS. Eng. misc. b. 289/F.6
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'Time sharing in large fast computers'.

Typescript abstract, and 2 typescript versions of a paper read at the UNESCO Conference on Information Processing, Paris, July 1959.

Strachey describes the paper as follows: "'Time Sharing in Large Fast Computers' was probably the first paper to discuss time-sharing and multi-programming as we now know them. It is a matter of history that the time-sharing idea became extremely fashionable in the middle sixties and dominated much of the work on computing at that time. When I wrote the paper in 1959 I, in common with everyone else, had no idea of the difficulties which would arise in writing the software to control either the time-sharing or multi-programming. If I had I should not have been so enthusiastic about them."


  • Creation: 1959


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 289/F.6

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/F.6

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