05909540 is referenced by 300 patents and cites 59 patents.

A network of computer node interface to globally addressable memory system that provides persistent storage of data exchange periodic connectivity information. The exchanged connectivity information provides information regarding node failure to other nodes in the system, and the surviving nodes use the information to determine which node, if any, has ceased functioning. Various processes are used to recover the portion of the global address space for which the failed node was responsible, including RAM directory, disk directory, or file system information. Additionally, nodes may be subdivided into groups and connectivity information is exchanged between nodes belonging to a group. Each group then exchanges group-wise connectivity information and failures may be recovered.

Title
System and method for providing highly available data storage using globally addressable memory
Application Number
827534
Publication Number
5909540
Application Date
May 2, 1997
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Hsin H Lee
Acton
MA, US
David Porter
Littleton
MA, US
John Woods
Boxborough
MA, US
Robert S Phillips
Brookfield
MA, US
Steven J Frank
Hopkinton
MA, US
Daniel J Dietterich
Acton
MA, US
Scott H Davis
Groton
MA, US
John B Carter
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
Assignee
Mangosoft Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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