VMS keeps computers running smoothly
As computers takeover as the basis for modern interactions today, memory capacity has become essential for computer performance.
As part of the solution to improve upon memory systems and storage space, Virtual Memory Systems have been heralded as the best equipment for increasing storage space and preventing crashes. Developed in the 1970s, these systems – known as VMS – have become essential for modern day computer users.
Built by Digital Equipment Company (DEC), the system functions as a multi-tasking, multiple user-oriented device that is compatible with both Alpha and VAS based operators as found on workstations and minicomputers.
Designed to store memory taken from the random access memory (RAM) section of a computer, VMS allows for multiple applications to be running without the computer’s operational integrity being compromised.
Essentially, VMS takes files not used very often from the RAM of a computer and moves them to the hard drive to allow other applications like email and word processor to run properly.
A new website has been launched by ASAP to help computer users understand the intricacies of such processes. For those hoping to learn more about virtual memory systems, a visit to vms.co.org is essential.
On the site, visitors will learn about the importance of VMS technology and how it has turned the 64 megabyte computer into a modern-day memory holding machine. The site features an in-depth description of how these systems work and ways that they can be modified and improved for better performance.