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Hiram M Maxwell, Roger E McKay, Niconedi P Nacheber Jr, Daniel T Sze: Remote processor initialization in a multi-station peer-to-peer intercommunication system. International Business Machines Corporation, D Kendall Cooper, June 15, 1982: US04335426 (197 worldwide citation)

For a system including a plurality of processors which are interconnected by a communications link through individual communication stations, a method of remote processor initialization is disclosed which provides a specific frame exchange procedure for the transmission of initial program load data ...


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Charles S Lanier, Hiram M Maxwell, Roger E McKay, Leonard Weiss: Distributed data processing in ring-structured networks architected for full duplex peer-to-peer operation of processing stations and uninterruptible transfer of long data records between stations. International Business Machines Corporation, R Lieber, December 18, 1984: US04489379 (50 worldwide citation)

In a ring-structured data communication network, in which plural data processing systems exchange data and control information on a full duplex peer to peer basis, systems are presently architected to assign at least three I/O subchannels (i.e. at least three device addresses) to respective ring int ...


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Charles S Lanier, Hiram M Maxwell, Roger E McKay, Leonard Weiss: Method of purging erroneous signals from closed ring data communication networks capable of repeatedly circulating such signals. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Lieber, August 28, 1984: US04468734 (40 worldwide citation)

A method of initializing non-synchronous peer-to-peer data communication rings, and for effecting error recovery in such networks. On detection of error, each station operates in a purging configuration to clear the ring. In the purging configuration the station's receiving circuits are isolated and ...