[SIGCIS-Members] Invention of the concept of process
lb at laurentbloch.org
Sat Dec 29 20:09:54 PST 2018
Le dimanche 30 décembre 2018 Grider, Gary Alan a écrit ceci :
> Hasn’t there been great debate about when the first "stored program" was accomplished? Some said on Maniac by Metropolis but others disagree I think.
I would say that the concept of a process may appear when there are more than one program, potentially ready to execute, and in competition to access the processor.
> If that is what you are looking for I am pretty sure it was well before CTSS or Multics. I think CTSS and Multics were in pursuit of time sharing (or multiple stored programs).
> I think the first implementation of process pipes might have been Demos but that was way after CTSS days.
> On 12/29/18, 8:37 PM, "Members on behalf of Laurent Bloch" <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org on behalf of lb at laurentbloch.org> wrote:
> Le samedi 29 décembre 2018 McMillan, William W a écrit ceci :
> > "..., my question was about computer processes, i.e. programs in execution ..."
> > Laurent, do you mean process in the sense of a computer program loaded (at least partially) into primary memory, described by a process control block, and managed by an operating system?
> Yes, it is precisely the kind of entity I am asking about. I would say it appears with CTSS or Multics, but I am not sure. Once I read the name of the creator of the concept, but I did not write it down and I forgot, hence my question.
> > Or is the topic more broad than that?
> > Bill
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Members [members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] on behalf of Laurent Bloch [lb at laurentbloch.org]
> > Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:03 PM
> > To: James Cortada
> > Cc: SIGCIS
> > Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Invention of the concept of process
> > Le samedi 29 décembre 2018 James Cortada a écrit ceci :
> > > It might help to give us some context for your question. For example, if
> > > interested in process in business, then it emerges in the late 19th century
> > > and in the second half of the 20th becomes process management, TQM etc. If
> > > in science, then it is language substituted for what otherwise we all think
> > > of as the scientific method. Even earlier the notions of methods and
> > > techniques are embodiments of the idea of process. Hence, my request for
> > > context.
> > Well, my question was about computer processes, i.e. programs in execution in a computer, sometimes also called tasks.
> > > On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 4:56 PM Laurent Bloch <lb at laurentbloch.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Surely many of you know the answer: who invented the concept of process,
> > > > and when?
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for your answers. Have a nice Sunday!
> > > >
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> Laurent Bloch - https://laurentbloch.net - lb at laurentbloch.org
> Si vous trouvez que l'éducation coûte cher, essayez l'ignorance !
> (A. Lincoln)
Laurent Bloch - https://laurentbloch.net - lb at laurentbloch.org
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