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Uses of virtual storage systems in a scientific environment

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This paper described some of the uses to which the virtual storage systems are being put at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. In addition to these relatively large-scale uses of the systems, a number of people are using the systems primarily, or even exclusively, for editing and document preparation. The interactive nature of these systems commends them to this application, and the presence of powerful editors simplifies it further. To summarize the Research Center experience with interactive virtual storage systems, we can say that when functions exist, users will find ways to exploit them for the solution of their problems. Problems undertaken on a system tend to reflect the functional capabilities of that system, and the ease with which that system can be used. The users at the Research Center have found TSS/360 and CP-67/CMS useful tools in the furtherance of their research goals.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 3 )