Multiple Virtual Storage


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms.
Related to Multiple Virtual Storage: MVS/ESA, MVS/XA

Multiple Virtual Storage

(operating system)
(MVS) Release 2 of OS/VS2, called MVS because it had multiple 16 MB virtual address spaces, in contrast to SVS. MVS ran on the IBM 390 series mainframes. It became MVS/SP, then MVS/XA (with 31-bit addressing) and then MVS/ESA.

MVS/Open Edition (MVS/OE), aimed at the growing open systems market, added TCP/IP and Unix support in an MVS address space, allowing users to run IBM, CICS-type applications, batch applications and Unix.

MVS/ESA was repackaged as OS/390 as a marketing exercise but it's basically the same thing.

Version: 5.1.

References in periodicals archive ?
Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) is an operating system that runs on IBM's Enterprise System/9000(C) mainframe computers.
The kinds of eligible operating system environments are Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS), Virtual Machine (VM), Virtual Storage Extended (VSE), Advanced Interactive Executive (AIX(A)), Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) and Distributed Processing Program Executive (DPPX).
The library server contains the library catalog and is implemented on a mainframe host, either Multiple Virtual Storage Architecture/Enterprise Systems Architecture (MVS/ESA) or Multiple Virtual Storage/Extended Architecture (MVS/XA), or on a Local Area Network (LAN) using the PS/2 running OS/2.

Full browser ?