V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Disk ??? Operating System / 360 (OS, IBM S/360), "DOS/360"
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
The operating system announced by IBM
at the low end for the System/360 in 1964 and delivered in
1965 or 1966.
Following the failure of OS, IBM designed DOS for the low
end machines, able to run in 16KB(?) and 64KB memory.
DOS/360 used three memory partitions, but it had no serious
memory protection. The three partitions were not
specialised, but frequently one was used for spoolingpunched cards to disk, another one for batch job
execution and another for spooling disk to printers.
With DOS/VS, introduced in 1970, the number of partitions was
increased, virtual memory was introduced and the minimum
memory requirements increased.
Later they released DOS/VSE and ESA/VSE. DOS/360 successors
are still alive today (1997) though not as popular as in the
Contrary to the Hacker's Jargon File, GECOS was not copied