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Encyclopedia > Fernando J. Corbató

Fernando José Corbató (born July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ...July 1, 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...1926) is a prominent Computer science (informally: CS or compsci) is, in its most general sense, the study of computation and information processing, both in hardware and in software. ...computer scientist, notable as a pioneer in the development of Alternate uses: see Timesharing Time_sharing is an approach to interactive computing in which a single computer is used to provide apparently simultaneous interactive general_purpose computing to multiple users by sharing processor time. ...time_sharing In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...operating systems.

Amongst many awards, he received the The A.M. Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to a person selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. ...Turing Award in 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1990, "for his pioneering work in organizing the concepts and leading the development of the general_purpose, large_scale, time_sharing and resource_sharing computer systems".

The first timesharing system he was associated with was known as the MIT This article is about the MIT Project MAC operating system. ...Compatible Time_Sharing System, an early version of which was demonstrated in 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside_down year _ i. ...1961. The experience gained led to a second project, Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) was an extraordinarily influential early time_sharing operating system. ...Multics, which was adopted by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is a major American multinational corporation that produces electronic control systems and automation equipment. ...Honeywell. Multics, while not particularly commercially successful in itself, directly inspired Ken Thompson (left) with Dennis Ritchie (right) Kenneth Thompson (born 1943) is a computer scientist, notable for his work on the UNIX operating system. ...Ken Thompson to develop UNIX® (or Unix) is a portable, multi_task and multi_user computer operating system originally developed by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ...Unix, the direct descendants of which are still in extremely wide use; it also served as a model for every other subsequent operating system design.

Born in Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ...Oakland, California, Corbató received a bachelor's degree from the The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...California Institute of Technology in Events January January 5 _ US Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for examination of organized crime in the USA January 6 _ The United Kingdom recognizes the Peoples Republic of China. ...1950, and then a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ...Ph.D. in Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), Nature) is the science of Nature in the broadest sense. ...physics from the MIT redirects here. ...Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 is a leap year starting on Sunday. ...1956. He joined MIT's Computation Center immediately upon graduation, became a professor in 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...1965, and stayed at MIT until he retired.

Known as "Corby" to all of his associates, he is married to Emily.

Further reading

  • F. J. Corbató, M. M. Daggett, R. C. Daley, An Experimental Time_Sharing System (http://larch_www.lcs.mit.edu:8001/~corbato/sjcc62/) (IFIPS 1962) in a good description of CTSS
  • F. J. Corbató (editor), The Compatible Time_Sharing System: A Programmer's Guide (M.I.T. Press, 1963)
  • F. J. Corbató, V. A. Vyssotsky, Introduction and Overview of the Multics System (http://www.multicians.org/fjcc1.html) (AFIPS 1965) is a good introduction to Multics
  • F. J. Corbató, PL/I As a Tool for System Programming (http://home.nycap.rr.com/pflass/PLI/plisprg.html) ( Datamation was a computer magazine published in the United States between 1957 and 1997. ...Datamation, May 6 1969)
  • F. J. Corbató, C. T. Clingen, J. H. Saltzer, Multics __ The First Seven Years (http://www.multicians.org/f7y.html) (AFIPS, 1972) is an excellent review, after a considerable period of use and improvement
  • F. J. Corbató, C. T. Clingen, A Managerial View of the Multics System Development (http://www.multicians.org/managerial.html) (Conference on Research Directions in Software Technology, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977) is an fascinating look at what it was like to manage such a large software project
  • F. J. Corbató, On Building Systems That Will Fail (http://larch_www.lcs.mit.edu:8001/~corbato/turing91/) (Turing Award Lecture, 1991)

External links

  • Longer biography at MIT (http://larch_www.lcs.mit.edu:8001/~corbato/)
  • Oral history interview (http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/display.phtml?id=96) by Arthur L. Norberg for the Charles Babbage Institute

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V. Vyssotsky, F. Corbat, R. Graham, Structure of the Multics Supervisor (AFIPS 1965) describes the basic internal structure of the Multics kernel.
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