Multi-user, multi-language open operating system

Michael L. Scott, Thomas J. LeBlanc, Brian D. Marsh

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Abstract

An open operating system, which provides a high degree of programming flexibility and efficiency, generally requires that all programs be written in a single language and provides no protection other than that which is available from the compiler. It is noted that these limitations become unacceptable on a workstation that must run untrusted software written in many different languages. Psyche, an open operating system designed to make the most effective possible use of shared-memory multiprocessors and uniprocessor machines, is presented. It combines the flexibility of an open operating system with the ability to write in multiple languages and to establish solid protection boundaries. It also provides the efficiency of an open operating system for programs that do not require protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages125-129
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)081862003X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the Second Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) - Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 27 1989Sep 29 1989

Publication series

NameProc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II

Other

OtherProceedings of the Second Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II) Workstation Operating Systems (WWOS-II)
CityPacific Grove, CA, USA
Period9/27/899/29/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Scott, M. L., LeBlanc, T. J., & Marsh, B. D. (1989). Multi-user, multi-language open operating system. In Anon (Ed.), Proc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II (pp. 125-129). (Proc Second Workshop Workstation Oper Sys WWOS II). Publ by IEEE.