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A maintenance processor forms part of a computer network wherein the processor (also designated as the User Interface Processor) operates to initialize and maintain and communicate to remote diagnostic terminals for purposes of confirming integrity of the system and also for displaying data for locating any faults or problems in the network. The maintenance subsystem initiates start-up and self-test routines in a sequenced order for establishing the integrity of the units in the network. The subsystem includes means for testing two types of subsystems, that is, one having I/O controllers with self-test capability and another subsystem having I/O controllers without self-test capability. The UIP provides means for complete control of the network. It can interface the network to a remote service center where all operations such as power-up and initialization can be also effectuated.

Title
Maintenance subsystem for computer network including power control and remote diagnostic center
Application Number
6/664670
Publication Number
4695946
Application Date
October 25, 1984
Publication Date
September 22, 1987
Inventor
Zubair Hussain
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Kenneth E Buckmaster
Maidenhead
GB
Stephen D Baumgardner
El Toro
CA, US
Harshad K Desai
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Jerrold E Buggert
San Juan Capistrano
CA, US
John H Armstrong
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
David A Andreasen
Newton Square
PA, US
Agent
L Joseph Marhoefer
Nathan Cass
Alfred W Kozak
Assignee
Unisys Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G06F 11/22
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