The structure of the THE-multiprogramming system

E.W. Dijkstra

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A multiprogramming system is described in which all activities are divided over a number of sequential processes. These sequential processes are placed at various hierarchical levels, in each of which one or more independent abstractions have been implemented. The hierarchical structure proved to be vital for the verification of the logical soundness of the design and the correctness of its implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1968


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