04136386 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 16 patents.

In a multi-processor system which utilizes store-in-cache techniques, a queueing mechanism for insuring that all units that wish to interrogate a memory line will be permitted to interrogate the line. Backing store access requests for data that is contained in the cache of another processor are queued until they can be serviced. The access requests that pertain to particular data are issued from the queue on a first-in-first-out basis. No group of interrogating units will be able to lock out another unit that wishes to interrogate.

Title
Backing store access coordination in a multi-processor system
Application Number
5/840070
Publication Number
4136386
Application Date
October 6, 1977
Publication Date
January 23, 1979
Inventor
Kwang G Tan
Poughkeepsie
NY, US
Robert S James
Pleasant Valley
NY, US
Eugene J Annunziata
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Edward S Gershuny
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 9/18
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