04130865 is referenced by 91 patents and cites 18 patents.

Computer apparatus which employs a plurality of processing units, a memory unit, and a communication unit, each of the units including a data transfer bus. A bus coupler is provided between each pair of units of differing type to form a distributed data communications network. An addressable, passive task register is associated with one of the units for communication through the couplers and is adapted to register a task priority value associated with a task request, the register being readable by any one of the processor units to obtain the highest priority value registry.

Title
Multiprocessor computer apparatus employing distributed communications paths and a passive task register
Application Number
476546
Publication Number
4130865
Application Date
October 6, 1975
Publication Date
December 19, 1978
Inventor
William R Crowther
Arlington
MA, US
William B Barker
Maynard
MA, US
Severo M Ornstein
Waban
MA, US
Frank E Heart
Lincoln
MA, US
Agent
Kenway & Jenney
Assignee
Bolt Beranek and Newman
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 9/18
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