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Managing a computer system's multiple processors as devices. The operating system accesses the multiple processors using processor device modules loaded into the operating system to facilitate a communication between an application requesting access to a processor and the processor. A device-like access is determined for accessing each one of the processors similar to device-like access for other devices in the system such as disk drives, printers, etc. An application seeking access to a processor issues device-oriented instructions for processing data, and in addition, the application provides the processor with the data to be processed. The processor processes the data according to the instructions provided by the application.

Title
Managing a plurality of processors as devices
Application Number
10/670823
Publication Number
7523157 (B2)
Application Date
September 25, 2003
Publication Date
April 21, 2009
Inventor
James Michael Stafford
Liberty Hill
TX, US
Mark Richard Nutter
Austin
TX, US
Michael Norman Day
Round Rock
TX, US
Maximino Aguilar Jr
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Matthew B Talpis
VanLeeuwen & VanLeeuwen
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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