Multics 16 articles
10 Dec 2013

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  1. Many Multicians contributed to the article on "Multics PL/I". This article gives the history of EPL, Version 1 and Version 2 PL/I, as well as related topics.

  2. Many Multicians contributed to the article on the Multics "Execution Environment". This article gives substantial detail on how code was actually executed in Multics, including hardware architectural support and system conventions.

  3. Many Multicians contributed to the article on Multics "Networking & Communications". This article describes both traditional datacomm I/O and several networking implementations inlcuding the ARPANet hookup.

  4. Tom Van Vleck wrote an article in April 2013 about "Multics Failure Recovery", describing how Multics recovered from hardware and software failures.

  5. Olin Sibert wrote an article in April 2006 about "Multics Library Processes and Tools", describing how Multics source and object libraries were managed.

  6. Tom Van Vleck wrote an article in March 2013 about "Multics Bootstrap Loading", describing the evolution of system bootloading and BOS.

  7. Olin Sibert wrote an article in May 2004 about "Multics Record Stocks and the Physical Volume Scavenger", a tutorial description of Record Stocks in Multics. It describes how pages were allocated to segments in a fashion that made crash recover safe and fast.

  8. Olin Sibert wrote an article in May 2004 about "Multics and Hyperchannel", describing his project at ASEA to connect Multics to Modcomp computers via Hyperchannel.

  9. Bob Mullen wrote an article in March 2000 on the history and workings of the Multics scheduler.

  10. Jerry Saltzer wrote an article in January 2000 on Multics Leap Year Calculations.

  11. Tom Van Vleck wrote a 1997 article on the Multics who command.

  12. Tom Van Vleck wrote a 1997 article on Multics Home Terminals.

  13. Tom Van Vleck wrote a 1996 article on Multics Printer Software.

  14. Tom Van Vleck wrote a 1995 article on the Multics New Storage System.

  15. Dr. Paul Stachour of the Honeywell Computer Sciences Center gave a talk on software maintenance to the Ada SIG in 1984 titled "Observations about Software Maintenance", describing the way Multics was built. With Paul's permission, David Collier-Brown saved the notes and provided them to us for posting.

  16. Dave Jordan published an article in Scientific Honeyweller in June 1981 about "Multics Data Security", describing security controls in Multics. This article was later distributed as Honeywell document GA01.