04769771 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 11 patents.

A processor system having one or more stations (22, 24, 26) which are interconnected by a general communication network (20). Each station has one or more processors (34, 36). Superprocesses (74, 76, 78) which have one or more processes (80-90) can be executed in the stations. Each superprocess is provided with mail-box space (50, 52, 54) for communication with the environment, in which mail-box space the relevant superprocess and other superprocesses can write but in which only the relevant superprocess itself can read. Processes within the same superprocess have variable data in common, but their register stacks are private. Each mail-box is provided with a filling indicator. In the case of a read operation in an empty mail-box space, a wait signal is issued for the initiating process; write operations in a full mail-box space produce an error signal. There is also provided a job control system for allocating jobs among the stations by way of an application load file.

Title
Multiprocessor system comprising a plurality of data processors which are interconnected by a communication network
Application Number
6/691316
Publication Number
4769771
Application Date
January 14, 1985
Publication Date
September 6, 1988
Inventor
Hendrik Dijkstra
Eindhoven
NL
Huibert H Eggenhuisen
Eindhoven
NL
Jozef L W Kessels
Eindhoven
NL
Wouter J H M Lippmann
Eindhoven
NL
Agent
James J Cannon
Assignee
U S Philips Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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