Issue No. 04 - December (1976 vol. 2)
J.E. Ball , Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
Rochester's Intelligent Gateway (RIG) system provides convenient access to a wide range of computing facilities. The system includes five large minicomputers in a very fast internal network, disk and tape storage, a printer/plotter and a number of display terminals. These are connected to larger campus machines (IBM 360/65 and DEC KL10) and to the ARPANET. The operating system and other software support for such a system present some interesting design problems. This paper contains a high-level technical discussion of the software designs, many of which will be treated in more detail in subsequent reports.
resource sharing, Distributed processing, gateway computer, interactive computing, interprocess communication, minicomputers, multiprogramming, operating systems
J. Ball, J. Low, P. Rovner, J. Feldman and R. Rashid, "RIG, Rochester's Intelligent Gateway: System Overview," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 2, no. , pp. 321-328, 1976.