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Michael E Flynn, Scott Arnold, Stephen J DeLaHunt, Tryggve Fossum, Ricky C Hetherington, David J Webb: Scheme for insuring data consistency between a plurality of cache memories and the main memory in a multi-processor system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, June 22, 1993: US05222224 (110 worldwide citation)

A method for insuring data consistency between a plurality of individual processor cache memories and the main memory in a multi-processor computer system is provided which is capable of (1) detecting when one of a set of predefined data inconsistency states occurs as a data transaction request is b ...


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Michael E Flynn, Tryggve Fossum: System for arbitrating communication requests using multi-pass control unit based on availability of system resources. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, October 13, 1992: US05155854 (101 worldwide citation)

A system control unit (SCU), adapted to operating a plurality of central processor units (CPUs) in a parallel fashion in combination with at least one input/output (I/O) unit and for allowing the CPUs and I/O units to controllably access address segments of a system memory, arbitrates communication ...


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Kumar Chinnaswamy, Michael E Flynn, R Stephen Polzin: Modular crossbar interconnection metwork for data transactions between system units in a multi-processor system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, November 6, 1990: US04968977 (63 worldwide citation)

For efficiently handling data transactions between various system units (CPUs, I/O units and main memory units) in a multi-processor system, the system units are linked via a plurality of expandable crossbar modules, each providing a set of interconnections or well-defined mappings between the sets ...