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Lam Q Dang, Charles P Geer, Merle E Houdek, Eugene R Jones, Frank G Soltis, John A Soyring, Thomas M Walker: Apparatus for compressing and buffering data. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, Bradley A Forrest, March 4, 1986: US04574351 (120 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for compressing and buffering large amounts of data, transferring the buffered data to a slower speed storage device and controlling the stopping and starting of the central processing unit (CPU) is provided for a virtual storage computer system where the data is collected in real time; th ...


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Roy L Hoffman, Merle E Houdek, Larry W Loen, Frank G Soltis: Multi-processor task dispatching apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, July 19, 1983: US04394727 (114 worldwide citation)

Task dispatching for an asymmetric or symmetric multiprocessor system is provided where all the processors are dispatched from a single task dispatching queue. The workload, i.e. tasks, of the multiprocessor system is distributed to the available processors. Each processor includes a task dispatcher ...


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Glen R Mitchell, Merle E Houdek: Hash index table hash generator apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Kirkland & Ellis, July 29, 1980: US04215402 (106 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an apparatus for the efficient translation of virtual addresses to main storage addresses by means of a hash index table which contains main storage addresses. Hash generator apparatus is provided for generating a uniform distribution of hash index table entry address ...


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Merle E Houdek, David O Lewis: Storage addressing error detection circuitry. International Business Machines Corporation, Bradley A Forrest, February 20, 1990: US04903194 (23 worldwide citation)

Storage addressing error detection circuitry detects addressing errors in a computer system during data transfers between an I/O unit and main storage where main storage has logical boundaries which if crossed can cause destruction of data. The central processing unit (CPU) of the computer system fu ...


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Roy L Hoffman, Merle E Houdek, Frank G Soltis: Multiprocessor storage serialization apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Bradley A Forrest, January 2, 1990: US04891749 (19 worldwide citation)

Storage serialization apparatus in a multiprocessor computer system enables multiple processors to concurrently execute instructions which access storage without materially affecting performance by keeping the amount of storage locked to a minimum, i.e., a page. The duration of serialization need be ...


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Glen R Mitchell, William G Kempke, Eugene R Jones, Merle E Houdek, James G Ranweiler: Tagged pointer handling apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Kirkland & Ellis, December 23, 1980: US04241396 (16 worldwide citation)

Tagged pointer handling apparatus is provided for implementation in a computer system wherein a tag bit is provided for each word in main storage. This invention provides for the mixing of data and pointers within the same storage space, and provides a capability for checking and verifying the valid ...