HP Multi-Programming Executive

MPE (Multi- Programming Executive) is an operating system from Hewlett -Packard Minicomputer of 1974., It only runs on HP 3000 computers. The name of the operating system was changed to MPE / iX to illustrate the POSIX compatibility.

The main components are:

  • The database system Image/3000, later Turbo Image
  • The mask generator VPLUS/3000
  • The system programming language SPL (Systems Programming Language), similar ALGOL / Pascal (programming language)

As a result, the end-of -life announcement by Hewlett -Packard, a group of MPE - developers founded the initiative OpenMPE that developed the operating system.