Sprite is an operating system being designed for a network of powerful personal workstations. A virtual memory system has been designed for Sprite that currently runs on the Sun architecture. This virtual memory system has several important features. First, it allows processes to share memory. Second, it allows all of the physical pages of memory to be in use at the same time; that is, no pool of free pages is required. Third, it performs remote paging. Finally, it speeds program startup by using free memory as a cache for recently-used programs.
Virtual Memory for the Sprite Operating System
Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, June 29, 1986
Full Collection Name
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Technical Reports
The Engineering Library
Researchers may make free and open use of the UC Berkeley Library’s digitized public domain materials. However, some materials in our online collections may be protected by U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use (Title 17, U.S.C. § 107) requires permission from the copyright owners. The use or reproduction of some materials may also be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, or trademark law. Responsibility for determining rights status and permissibility of any use or reproduction rests exclusively with the researcher. To learn more or make inquiries, please see our permissions policies (https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies).