Multics

Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) was an influential early time-sharing operating system. The project was started in 1964 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The last known running Multics installation was shut down on October 30, 2000, at the Canadian Department of National Defence in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Asymmetric Multiprocessing - Multics
... Multics ran on several computers between 1964 and 2000, including some multiprocessors ... Details are scarce, but it appears that Multics would today be called an asymmetric multiprocessing system, because a user program could run on only one CPU ...
Multix - Influence On Other Projects - UNIX
... The design and features of Multics greatly influenced the Unix operating system, which was originally written by two ex-programmers from the older project ... Superficial influence of Multics on Unix is evident in many areas, including the naming of commands (such as "ls" to "list segments" or files) ... and so correcting some deficiencies of Multics because of its high resource demands on the limited computer hardware of the time ...
Multix - Overview
... Initial planning and development for Multics started in 1964 ... and in 1970 GE's computer business including Multics was taken over by Honeywell ... Multics was conceived as a commercial product for GE, and became one for Honeywell, but not a very successful one ...
Multix - Retrospective Observations
... enormous amount at the time, and the kernel only used a moderate portion of Multics main memory ... Multics compilers generally optimised more for code density than CPU performance, for example using small sub-routines called operators for short standard code-sequences ... choice for a multi-user system with expensive main memory, such as Multics ...
Multics - Influence On Other Projects - Other Operating Systems
... The Prime Computer operating system, PRIMOS, was referred to as "Multics in a shoebox" by William Poduska, a founder of the company ... AEGIS and later Domain/OS operating systems, sometimes called "Multics in a matchbox", extended the Multics design to a heavily-networked graphics workstation environment ... Technologies) was very strongly influenced by Multics, and both its external user interface and internal structure bear many close resemblances to the older project ...