Resource allocation and job scheduling

Philip Hazel
The mechanisms for sharing the resources of the Cambridge IBM 370/165 computer system among many individual users are described. File store is treated separately from other resources such as central processor and channel time. In both cases, flexible systems that provide incentives to thrifty behaviour are used. The method of allocating resources directly to users rather than in a hierarchical manner via faculties and departments is described, and its social acceptability is discussed.
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