Multiple Console Time Sharing System

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GM Multiple Console Time Sharing System
Developer General Motors Research Laboratories
Platforms Control Data Corporation STAR-100
Kernel type N/A
License none

The Multiple Console Time Sharing System (MCTS) was an operating system developed by General Motors Research Laboratory in the 1970s for the Control Data Corporation STAR-100 supercomputer. MCTS was built to support GM's Computer-aided design (CAD) applications.[1]

MCTS was based on Multics.[2]



  1. ^ Elshoff, James L., and Ward, Mitchel R. The MCTS operating system. SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev. 10, 1 (January 1976), 18-38. DOI=10.1145/775314.775317
  2. ^ Krull, pg. 54


  • F.N. Krull, "The origin of computer graphics within General Motors", Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE, Volume 16 Issue 3, (Fall 1994) pp.40 -