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1 Author(s)
R. W. Doran ; Amdahl Corporation

"Virtual memory" is a computing term which has come into increasing use in recent years. Unfortunately, like other new expressions, its use often causes controversy and misunderstanding, for it is used to mean different things by different people. Not long ago when one major computer vendor announced the introduction of the new technique of 'virtual storage,' other manufacturers complained that they had been doing the same thing for years under a different name (see Figure 1).

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Computer  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 10 )