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The Sprite network operating system

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5 Author(s)
Ousterhout, J.K. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA ; Cherenson, A.R. ; Douglis, F. ; Nelson, M.N.
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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.<>

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Computer  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 1988

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