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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Computer Science.


Copyright 1971, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this paper is to treat the design and evaluation of resource allocation systems for a multi-programmed computer. Resources are divided into two groups:

  1. Shared resources (processors, channels, supervisor programs, some files, direct access devices, etc.)

  2. Non-shared resources (main storage, tape drives, card readers, printers, some files, etc.)

The paper is divided into five sections. The first three of these deal with allocation of resources to users. The fourth section covers a method of optimization of the cost of allocation of some shared resources and some non-shared resources. The firth section covers methods of quantitative evaluation of the performance of the first three sections.

Advisor: Lester Lipsky