Artifact Details

Title

Timesharing and Remote Processing Services Meeting Session #7: Operations: Communications and Platforms

Catalog Number

102702889

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-03

Contributor

Bayles, Dick, participant
Belvin, Frank, participant
Brook, Chris, participant
Crandall, Rick, participant
Grad, Burt, moderator
Haigh, Thomas, historian
Hardy, Ann, participant
Hardy, Norm, participant
Humphries, Mike, participant
Jerger, Doug, SI SIG member
Johnson, Luanne, SI SIG co-chair; editor
LaHay, Ed, SI SIG member
McDonald, Chris, historian
Myers, Gary, participant
Orenstein, Dick, participant
Rawlings, Nicholas, participant
Stein, Jeffery, participant
Wyman, Mike, participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

28 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

There was always a significant amount of expertise and cost involved in running the operational aspects of the TS/RPS companies. In this session the participants discuss the following topics related to operations:

• What platforms were used as the companies grew and why?
• Why did the companies build multiple data centers and how did they decide on the locations?
• What kind of staffing was required for the data centers?
• Were there differences in operating in Europe, Asia and other geographic locations versus operating in the US?
• How were performance and effectiveness measured for these operations centers?
• What were the most significant problems in operations?

Category

Transcription

Subject

Amdahl Model 168; ARPANET; Comshare; DATAPAC; Data Products; General Electric Information Services (GEIS); Honeywell GCOS operating system; IBM System 360 Model 67; IBM System 370 Model 168; Interactive Data Corporation; Jesurum, Bob; Memorex Corporation; National CSS; On-Line Business Systems; Roberts, Larry; Scientific Data Systems (SDS) 940; Telenet; Telex; Tymes, LaRoy; Tymshare; X25; Xerox Data Systems (XDS) Sigma 9

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X5386.2009