>Do you know what the most startling fact is about the S/34 ?????
>
>This was the first machine that could really run more than one program
>at a time.. !!!! (without a LOT of screwing around) The 360 folks
>wouldn't even admit that this could be done by a "toy" computer.....
>
>The S/3 could do it also, but it was very clumsy...


Not so!  The S/3/15/D had 3 (Count 'em!) partitions, and spooling did NOT
take one of them!  (:  And you could actually run 3 jobs at once!!  I don't
remember a lot of futzing to make it run, either...

I remember reading the S/3 logic manuals and following the logic of the
task execution queue (a linked list with every executing task in the system
strung together like Christmas Tree Lights).  Nifty way of doing things on
a small machine!

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com


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