Issue No. 02 - February (1988 vol. 21)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.16
<p>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.</p>
F. Douglis, J. K. Ousterhout, M. N. Nelson, B. B. Welch and A. R. Cherenson, "The Sprite Network Operating System," in Computer, vol. 21, no. , pp. 23-36, 1988.