06065037 is referenced by 257 patents and cites 10 patents.

This is achieved in a computer system employing a multiple facility operating system architecture. The computer system includes a plurality of processor units for implementing a predetermined set of peer-level facilities wherein each peer-level facility includes a plurality of related functions and a communications bus for interconnecting the processor units. Each of the processor units includes a central processor and the stored program that, upon execution, provides for the implementation of a predetermined peer-level facility of the predetermined set of peer-level facilities, and for performing a multi-tasking interface function. The multi-tasking interface function is responsive to control messages for selecting for execution functions of the predetermined peer-level facility and that is responsive to the predetermined peer-level facility for providing control messages to request or to respond to the performance of functions of another peer-level facility of the computer system. The multi-tasking interface functions of each of the plurality of processor units communicate among one another via the network bus.

Title
Multiple software-facility component operating system for co-operative processor control within a multiprocessor computer system
Application Number
404885
Publication Number
6065037
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
May 16, 2000
Inventor
Guy Harris
Mountain View
CA, US
James Lau
Cupertino
CA, US
Allan Schwartz
Saratoga
CA, US
David Hitz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Auspex Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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