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The computer network communications programming discussed in this paper allows users to combine the best aspects of two powerful systems. TSS/360 can be used as a base of operations, taking advantage of the hierarchical storage facility. Data sets can be altered interactively using the editing program, then quickly sent to OS/360 via the NETOS command. Users who work primarily on TSS/360 can take advantage of special features on OS/360 such as language processors or utilities and have the resultant data sets returned and catalogued automatically. Travel time between a scientist's office and the computer installation is minimized, and a user knows instantly when a job has finished, provided data sets are returned to TSS/360 while the scientist is logged on. If they desire, users can enter programs into the Model 67 to be executed in the background.
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