04754397 is referenced by 246 patents and cites 7 patents.

A fault tolerant computing facility is disclosed. The facility includes a housing array for containing a plurality of hardware element modules such as disk drives, a plurality of modularized power supplies and plural power distribution modules, each being connected to a separate source of primary facility power. Each module is self aligning and blind-mateable with the housing and may be installed and removed without tools, without disturbing the electrical cabling within the cabinet, and automatically by a maintenance robot. The logical identity of each module is established by programming at a control panel and by corresponding physical location of installation of each module within the housing array.

Title
Fault tolerant modular subsystems for computers
Application Number
702108
Publication Number
4754397
Application Date
April 18, 1986
Publication Date
June 28, 1988
Inventor
Joerg U Ferchau
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Armando Pauker
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David S Ng
Saratoga
CA, US
Rooshabh Varaiya
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend
Assignee
Tandem Computers Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
H05K 5/00
G06F 11/18
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