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The Sprite Network Operating System
February 1988 (vol. 21 no. 2)
pp. 23-36

A description is given of Sprite, an experimental network operating system under development at the University of California at Berkeley. It is part of a larger research project, SPUR, for the design and construction of a high-performance multiprocessor workstation with special hardware support of Lisp applications. Sprite implements a set of kernel calls that provide sharing, flexibility, and high performance to networked workstations. The discussion covers: the application interface: the basic kernel structure; management of the file name space and file data, virtual memory; and process migration.

Citation:
John K. Ousterhout, Andrew R. Cherenson, Frederick Douglis, Michael N. Nelson, Brent B. Welch, "The Sprite Network Operating System," Computer, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 23-36, Feb. 1988, doi:10.1109/2.16
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