IT Seminar

Start Time

4 APR, 2016
10:00 AM

End Time

30 APR, 2016
4:00 PM


University Campus


Fabian Crossen


Renato Hessling

Electric Engineer

Suzy Lisle



An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

The operating system is a component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function. Time-sharing operating systems schedule tasks for efficient use of the system and may also include accounting software for cost allocation of processor time, mass storage, printing, and other resources.

Excellent speakers! For free!

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Why you should?

  • Kernel
  • Virtual memory
  • Multitasking
  • Networking

From the late 1960s through the late 1970s, several hardware capabilities evolved that allowed similar or ported software to run on more than one system. Early systems had utilized microprogramming to implement features on their systems in order to permit different underlying computer architectures to appear to be the same as others in a series. In fact, most 360s after the 360/40 (except the 360/165 and 360/168) were microprogrammed implementations.

The enormous investment in software for these systems made since the 1960s caused most of the original computer manufacturers to continue to develop compatible operating systems along with the hardware. Notable supported mainframe operating systems include:

  • IBM CP-67 – IBM System/360
  • Burroughs MCP – B5000, 1961
  • IBM OS/360 – IBM System/360