An Overview of the Amoeba Distributed Operating System

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Sape J. Mullender

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    As hardware prices continue to drop rapidly, building large computer systems by interconnecting substantial numbers of microcomputers becomes increasingly attractive. Many techniques for interconnecting the hardware, such as Ethernet [Metcalfe and Boggs, 1976], ring nets [Farber and Larson, 1972], packet switching, and shared memory are well understood, but the corresponding software techniques are poorly understood. The design of general purpose distributed operating systems is one of the key research issues for the 1980s.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)51-64
    Number of pages14
    JournalOperating systems review
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1981


    • EWI-1287
    • IR-55923

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