Issue No.01 - January (1981 vol.7)
An optimal unrealizable (in real time) virtual memory allocation algorithm DMIN is developed. OMIN has the following properties. A dynamic (time-varying) size of allocation is computed by DMIN to minimize the space-time product of physical memory aliocated to a task during execution. The algorithm is a function of one parameter R, the reactivation time-the average time from the occurrence of a page fault for a task to restarting execution of the task.
virtual memory, Dynamic memory allocation, minimum space time product, optical virtual memory allocation, page replacement algorithms
E.S. Davidson, W. Mayeda, H.S. Stone, "DMIN: An Algorithm for Computing the Optimal Dynamic Allocation in a Virtual Memory Computer", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.7, no. 1, pp. 113-121, January 1981, doi:10.1109/TSE.1981.234514