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z/TPF Technical Overview

Overview
This 2 day course is designed to give a Technical Overview to a z/TPF System. It is given as the first 2 days of the z/TPF Programming Class. It can also be given to other staff who work within different technical areas and need to interface with the z/TPF system and need a better understanding of the terminology used.

Pre-requisites
None.

Audience
Staff who are required to have an understanding of the fundamentals of a z/TPF System or are about to complete the z/TPF Programming class.

Student Numbers
The maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 14:1

Objectives
By the end of the course, the delegates will be able, with the aid of course notes to:

      List the different system configurations available to a z/TPF System

      Identify the major Lists in the CPU Loop and their usage

      List the differences between a Message and a Transaction

Course Outline

Overview

The z/TPF Operating System
History
Attributes

TPF System Configurations

Uniprocessor
Tightly Coupled
Loosely Coupled

Components

Hardware
Software
People
Messages and Transactions
Multiprocessing
CPU Loop
Program Re-entrancy
Main Storage
Fixed Storage
Working Storage
VFA
File Storage - Fixed and Pool
TPF Record Types

Miscellaneous

C/C++
z/TPFDF
The Bottom Line

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