04709325 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 11 patents.

In a multiprocessor system comprising a plurality of processor units (11 and 12) which are loosely coupled to one another and which individually carry out processing operations in accordance with control signal sets, respectively, a common memory (15) comprises subareas (33.sub.1 and 33.sub.2) assigned to the processor units and loaded with the control signal sets. Each control signal set is written into each subarea from each main memory (22) included in each processor unit whenever each control signal set is renewed. When a particular one of the processor units falls into disorder and interrupts the processing operation, another of the processor units accesses the subarea assigned to the particular processor unit and loads its main memory with the control signal set of the particular processor unit. Another processor unit thus takes over the processing operation interrupted by the particular processor unit.

Title
Loosely coupled multiprocessor system capable of transferring a control signal set by the use of a common memory
Application Number
6/646966
Publication Number
4709325
Application Date
September 4, 1984
Publication Date
November 24, 1987
Inventor
Seiichi Yajima
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans
Assignee
NEC Corporation
JP
IPC
G06F 15/16
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