TRON Project 1987 Open-Architecture Computer Systems

Proceedings of the Third TRON Project Symposium

  • Ken Sakamura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Toward the Construction of Computer Architecture for 1990s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 3-16
    3. James J. Farrell III
      Pages 17-25
  3. ITRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 29-34
    3. Hiroshi Monden, Tamotsu Iwasaki, Satoshi Fukui
      Pages 35-43
    4. Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsuyoshi Shimizu, Ken-ichi Horikoshi
      Pages 57-71
  4. BTRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 75-82
    3. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 83-96
    4. Yoshiaki Kushiki, Makoto Ando, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Imai, Ken Sakamura
      Pages 113-126
    5. Ken Sakamura, Kanehisa Tsurumi, Hiro Kato
      Pages 127-138
    6. Sadao Tachibana, Ken Sakamura
      Pages 139-150
  5. CTRON

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 153-156
    3. Tetsuo Wasano, Masato Ohminami, Yoshizumi Kobayashi, Toshikazu Ohkubo, Ken Sakamura
      Pages 157-172
    4. Kimihito Kumazaki
      Pages 173-182
    5. Shinichiro Narimatsu
      Pages 183-196

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Ken Sakamura
      Pages 199-238
    3. Alan Jay Smith
      Pages 239-247
    4. Osamu Tomisawa, Toyohiko Yoshida, Masahito Matsuo, Toru Shimizu, Tatsuya Enomoto
      Pages 249-258
    5. Katsuaki Takagi, Tadahiko Nishimukai, Kazuhiko Iwasaki, Ikuya Kawasaki, Hideo Inayoshi
      Pages 259-272
    6. Tokuzo Kiyohara, Masashi Deguchi, Takashi Sakao
      Pages 281-289
    7. Keiji Namimoto, Tai Sato, Akira Kanuma
      Pages 291-308
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


Almost 4 years have elapsed since Dr. Ken Sakamura of The University of Tokyo first proposed the TRON (the realtime operating system nucleus) concept and 18 months since the foundation of the TRON Association on 16 June 1986. Members of the Association from Japan and overseas currently exceed 80 corporations. The TRON concept, as advocated by Dr. Ken Sakamura, is concerned with the problem of interaction between man and the computer (the man-machine inter­ face), which had not previously been given a great deal of attention. Dr. Sakamura has gone back to basics to create a new and complete cultural environment relative to computers and envisage a role for computers which will truly benefit mankind. This concept has indeed caused a stir in the computer field. The scope of the research work involved was initially regarded as being so extensive and diverse that the completion of activities was scheduled for the 1990s. However, I am happy to note that the enthusiasm expressed by individuals and organizations both within and outside Japan has permitted acceleration of the research and development activities. It is to be hoped that the presentations of the Third TRON Project Symposium will further the progress toward the creation of a computer environment that will be compatible with the aspirations of mankind.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ken Sakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.TRON Project Department of Information Science Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TokyoHongo, TokyoJapan

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