Dynamic Storage Allocation Systems

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Author(s)Randell B, Kuehner CJ
Publication type Report
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Source Publication DateJune 1967
Report NumberRC-1837
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In many recent computer system designs, hardware facilities have been provided for easing the problems of storage allocation. This paper presents a method of characterizing dynamic storage allocation systems, according to the functional capabilities provided, and the underlying techniques used. The basic purpose of the paper is to provide a useful perspective from which the utility of various hardware facilities may be assessed. The paper includes, as an appendix, a brief survey of storage allocation facilities in several representative computer systems.
InstitutionIBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Place PublishedYorktown Heights, NY, USA
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