The structure of the MU5 operating system

D Morris GD Detlefsen GR Frank TJ Sweeney
Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester Manchester, UK
The Computer Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 113-116


This paper describes the structure of the Operating System for a multicomputer complex which is being constructed at the University of Manchester. At present the complex consists of a modified ICL 1905E and the MU5 machine. The Operating System has a highly modular structure consisting of a small kernel coded for the real machine and a number of separate programs each of which has its own virtual machine.