Virtual Memory

Authored by: Peter J. Denning , Eli Upfal

Computing Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439898529
eBook ISBN: 9781439898536
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16812-62

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Abstract

Virtual memory is one of the engineering triumphs of the computer age. In the 1960s, it became a standard feature of nearly every operating system and computer chip. In the 1990s, it became also a standard feature of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). It was the subject of intense controversy after its introduction in 1959; today, it is such an ordinary part of infrastructure that few people think much about it.

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