04096567 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 11 patents.

An information storage facility with multiple level processors for relieving one or more external host computers or intelligent terminals from conventional time consuming record searching functions, such as record formatting, indexing, buffering and the like. Three processor levels are provided: a communications level for handling external communications, a DBMS level for performing syntax scanning, hashing and coding/decoding routines, and data access functions e.g. indexing, searching, buffering, blocking, deblocking, storage management, and error recovery functions; and a storage level for performing data storage and retrieval, error recovery and storage device management.

A direct memory access bus is also provided which enables high speed data transfer among the several processors included within the storage facility and also external host computers or intelligent terminals.

Title
Information storage facility with multiple level processors
Application Number
5/714212
Publication Number
4096567
Application Date
August 13, 1976
Publication Date
June 20, 1978
Inventor
Bruce A Van Natta
14860 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, 94577
CA, US
Allan J Killian
427 Boynton, Berkeley, 94707
CA, US
William H Millard
2816 Darius Way, San Leandro, 94577
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 15/40
G06F 15/16
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