x'0B' (11). William C. Lynch, Case Western Reserve University

posted Dec 21, 2010, 2:12 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Dec 25, 2011, 12:28 PM ]
On 3 November 2010 Jeff Ogden wrote:

Does anyone know anything about William C. Lynch at Case Western Reserve? Did Case Western run MTS or did Lynch work with one of the MTS sites?

Subject:   Re: MTS bibliography
Date:    Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:26:52 +0000
From:    Brian Randell <@ncl.ac.uk>
To:    Ron Kerr <@ncl.ac.uk>

Hi Ron:

Bill Lynch, then at Case Western-Reserve University, spent a 
sabbatical year as a Visiting Professor with us in about 1970.

I recall him going down to our machine room, putting his ear to one of 
the cabinets, and detecting and diagnosing some characteristic of how 
the system was running and using its disks.

Bill, I and a PhD student of mine collaborated on a paper which was 
probably directly connected to this incident:

Thrashing in a Multi-programmed Paging System
Alderson, A., Lynch, W.C. and Randell, B.
In Operating Systems Techniques,
Hoare, C.A.R. and Perrott, R.H. (eds.), pp 152-167
APIC Studies in Data Processing, 9
Academic Press, 1972, ISBN 0-12-350650-6