07181608 is referenced by 124 patents and cites 258 patents.

Systems and methods are provided for accelerated loading of operating system and application programs upon system boot or application launch. In one aspect, a method for providing accelerated loading of an operating system includes maintaining a list of boot data used for booting a computer system, preloading the boot data upon initialization of the computer system, and servicing requests for boot data from the computer system using the preloaded boot data. The boot data may comprise program code associated with an operating system of the computer system, an application program, and a combination thereof. The boot data is retrieved from a boot device and stored in a cache memory device. The boot data is stored in a compressed format on the boot device and the preloaded boot data is decompressed prior to transmitting the preloaded boot data to the requesting system.

Title
Systems and methods for accelerated loading of operating systems and application programs
Application Number
9/776267
Publication Number
7181608 (B2)
Application Date
February 2, 2001
Publication Date
February 20, 2007
Inventor
Stephen J McEerlain
New York
NY, US
Paul F Pickel
Bethpage
NY, US
John Buck
Oceanside
NY, US
James J Fallon
Armonk
NY, US
Agent
Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray
Assignee
Realtime Data
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 9/00
G06F 9/24
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