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Transparent Internal Operating System File Transfer Method Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040155D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

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Peters, AM Earnst, R [+details]


The UNIX* operating system has been ported to larger mainframe computer systems such as the IBM System/370 computers and other compatible computers performing equivalent functions. In such applications of UNIX, it is preferable that UNIX not be implemented directly on the System/370 hardware due to complexities and dependencies of the hardware which make a direct implementation of UNIX on the System/370 unattractive. The preferable solution to implementing such an operating system on the System/370 is to use an existing operating system on the System/370, or at least the machine-interface parts of one, as a base to provide the required system functions for the System/370 implementation.