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A timeline of "MCP" in my life course.

MCP 4 Era

The first referent of the acronym is the operating system of the same name, which was at release 19 in 2019.

I was the systems programmer at Daytona Beach Community, now Daytona State College which was then a Burroughs shop as my second multi-year job out of college ('83-'85). [1]

See the talk page for more recent experience with the system that inspires the name.

4715 Story

In a my domain space concept, it is the designation for nodes of a Domain Control Program (DCP).

«MCP» is the operating system abstraction on a single node of a cluster, or cloud of computers with fast interconnectivity, miniminally 1 gigabit per second. The MCPs operate as the nodes of the larger OS construct, the DCP. MCP itself has these components/layers:

  • The top level which is a distributed lisp image running a generic blackboard model of realtime operations control and knowledge base management.
  • The workflow level which is implemented by the Work Flow Language, another Burroughs inspiration, reimagined as a context for literate programming and revival of the job control concept based on an adaptation of WFL to the DCP context.
  • A base layer close to machine level using the c++ actor framework and optionally a custom debian kernel.

So DCP is actually the thing analogous to Unisys MCP, comparing whole OS constructs to each other.


α/β period:

In this period the elements of the DCP are prototyped, marshalled, deployed then productized:

  1. Get working build of all packages in same form they will ultimately be used in the product.
  2. Get working build of newly created elements such as the DGUI/SPO and WFL.
  3. Apply the above to the proto domains.
  4. Workout in service of the proto domains.
  5. Do productization/packaging for mass deployment

CP 4721 roughly corresponds to what is produced by 1 and 2 and the AKDOMHST/SVC SKUs to 5.

Sometime between milestone 2 and 4, a MCP shell/remote SPO service will be made available to authenticated users.

CP 4721

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See also