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Re: Interesting what turns up during a clear out.

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:39 pm

Pontus wrote:
skywriter wrote:what no COMPARE AND SWAP? hardly a canonical listing of useful instructions :)


I mentioned the discussion of the IBM 360 and the lack of CAS to my friend the oldtimer (who cut his teeth on 360), he immediately replied that it was thankfully added, as R-ten-K stated, to the 370 ISA and it enabled a good implementation of optimistic concurrency in the RDBMS which we still develop today :)


I didn't say it was missing, I said without CAS it's hardly a useful set instructions.
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Re: Interesting what turns up during a clear out.

Unread postby Pontus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:05 am

skywriter wrote:I didn't say it was missing, I said without CAS it's hardly a useful set instructions.
That is right. You did not, R-ten-K did. You did instigate the discussion however.
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Re: Interesting what turns up during a clear out.

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:00 pm

Pontus wrote:
skywriter wrote:I didn't say it was missing, I said without CAS it's hardly a useful set instructions.
That is right. You did not, R-ten-K did. You did instigate the discussion however.


i instigate a lot of stuff.
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Re: Interesting what turns up during a clear out.

Unread postby binary0x01 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:49 pm

PymbleSoftware wrote:I have some System 360 books... The more interesting is one is about the design decisions they made.. its about 2 or 3 inches thick... I love it when university libraries dump stuff into a sports hall and sells it for like $2. Just because no one has borrowed the book for a couple of decades.

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Do you know the name of that book? I'd love to take a look at it.

It seems like it would cover in a lot more detail the things mentioned in "The Mythical Man Month" book.
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Re: Interesting what turns up during a clear out.

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:02 pm

binary0x01 wrote:
PymbleSoftware wrote:I have some System 360 books... The more interesting is one is about the design decisions they made.. its about 2 or 3 inches thick... I love it when university libraries dump stuff into a sports hall and sells it for like $2. Just because no one has borrowed the book for a couple of decades.

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Do you know the name of that book? I'd love to take a look at it.

It seems like it would cover in a lot more detail the things mentioned in "The Mythical Man Month" book.


I found it on Amazon for you..
http://www.amazon.com/IBMs-Early-System ... 229&sr=8-1

It has photo of the people who did work on a project and a few pages further on a cut away diagrams of disk platters and the like... Its 800 plus pages.

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