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This publication describes the features, capabilities, and documentation of the UNICOS 5.0 release.
In addition to new features included in the UNICOS 5.0
release, enhancements have been made to several existing
features, including the tape sub'tem, security, and
accounting features. This UNICOS release requires TCP/IP,
which is licensed separately from UNICOS.
With this UNICOS release, emphasis has also been placed on
providing "COSfunctional equivalence." This does not mean
that UNICOS will "look like COS," nor that it will "do things
the way COS does." Implementations such as these would
almost certainly compromise the benefits inherent to
UNICOS. Rather, the UNICOS 5.0 release provides a means
for sophisticated users of COSto perform their work under
UNICOSwith at least the same degree of flexibility and
control that they have enjoyed with COS. It is Cray
Research's belief that the UNICOS 5.0 release offers such
users not only "COS functional equivalence," but also a
wealth of new features and facilities that could not be
provided with COS.
The UNICOS operating 'tem is derived from the AT&T
UNIXSjrstem V operating 'tem. UNICOS is also based in
part on the Fourth Berkeley Software Distribution (4.3BSD)
under license from The Regents of the University of
California. UNICOS provides most of the standard UNIX
system calls and commands, as well as additional
capabilities that enhance performance on Cray computer
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Date Published : 1989
Manufacturer : Cray
Platform : Cray
Format : PDF
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