Univ of California Los Angeles, various dates, mostly 1971-1975.
Condition: Good to very good overall, either stapled bindings or plastic comb-bound, heavy paper covers, one manual front cover present but detached, some shelfwear overall but bindings sound and pages clean.
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Item DescriptionFive manuals include --Introduction to URSA an interactive display console system -- the CCN Console system is an operating system tailored to support the consoles which are attached to CCN's computer. Currently this computer is the IBM System/360 and CCN has augmented its operating system (OS/360) to support two types of consoles, the IBM 2260 and the CCI 301...' (from the introduction)
The EXCHANGE Maintenance and Logic Manual -- (Stuart Feigin and Don Worth) -- the Exchange provides a general mechanism for passing data and synchronization signals between different programs running under OS/MVT; is an in-core access method, performing virtual I/O between pairs of rograms which may be running under different storage protection keys (i.e., in different regions); Improves reliability and fault tolerance of complex system software... (from the Introduction)
Writing URSA Processors, CCN Technical Report, updated March 1975; TR 3 -- November 1970, updated March 1975; This manual is intended as a reference guide for programmers who write console processors for URSA. The macro descriptions are presented in a format similar to that used by IBM... URSA is not a general (or compatible) time-sharing system, since it does not allow any arbitrary OS/360 program to operate under its control and interact with a terminal. On the contrary, a time-shared processor within URSA must satisfy a number of important constraints... (from the General Rules)
Quickrun fast job management system, CCN technical report 4 -- The design and implementation of Quickrun, a fast job management system under OS/360 MVT (Raymond Brubaker; William Finkelstein; Jeffrey Sue; Frank Wood) -- February 1971.
Programmer's Guide to the EXCHANGE CCN TR5, March 1971, March 1972, Robert Braden; Stuart Feigin. The Exchange is a set of Supervisor Call (SVC) routines for passing synchronization signals and data between programs operating under the same or different storage protection keys. The entities which communicate via the Exchange may be real OS/360 tasks, or they may be pseudo-tasks such as commutator points; these execution entities will be called collectively 'processes'. The Exchange is a general mechanism for inter-process communication within OS/MVT... (from the Introduction).