05701516 is referenced by 167 patents and cites 29 patents.

A data storage system is coupled to a host computer system for the transfer of data between the host and a plurality of data storage devices. The data storage devices are coupled to a plurality of data transfer channels with each data storage channel be coupled to at least a respective one of the data storage devices. Each data transfer channel includes a data buffer and an autonomously operating controller for transferring between the channels data buffer and data storage device. A non-volatile random access storage memory is provided to store cached pages of data. An interface couples the data storage system to the host and through which data is transferred. A reconfigurable data path permits selective data transfer couplings between the data transfers channels, the non-volatile memory, and the interface. A controller directs the configuration of the data path and controls a direct memory access controller for burst transferring data between the interface and the channel data buffers, between the interface and the non-volatile memory and between the non-volatile memory and the channel data buffers.

Title
High-performance non-volatile RAM protected write cache accelerator system employing DMA and data transferring scheme
Application Number
848539
Publication Number
5701516
Application Date
January 19, 1996
Publication Date
December 23, 1997
Inventor
David Hitz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Yu Ping Cheng
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Auspex Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 12/08
G06F 13/28
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