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The Gemini Multiprocessing Secure Operating System (GEMSOS) was developed at Gemini Computers in conjunction with its Gemini Trusted Network Processor (GTNP) computer hardware product. Founded in 1981 by Tien Fan Tao (1932 - 2011)(1) of the Naval Postgraduate School and Roger Schell of the Department of Defense Computer Security Center (DOD CSC), Gemini Computers sought to develop a family of high-assurance computer systems in accordance with the TCSEC or Orange Book criteria. In 1985, the National Computer Security Center (NCSC), formerly the DOD CSC, joined Gemini in the GEMSOS project.(2) GEMSOS was designed as a high-performance, high-assurance multiprocessor architecture, becoming the only general-purpose kernel to earn the TCSEC A1 class certification. The GEMSOS kernel was used in the BLACKER wide-area network encryption system, which likewise earned the TCSEC A1 certification.

Aesec acquired Gemini Computers in 2003, including the GEMSOS security kernel.(3)(4)

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1 : See his obituary published in The Monterey Herald on Feb. 14, 2011. Tien Fan Tao obituary.

2 , 4 : lock NCSC, "Final Report for the Gemini Trusted Network Processor," (National Computer Security Center, 1995), pp. xv, 1. (Login required)

3 : http://www.aesec.com/ (accessed Jan. 2015)


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