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Kit M Chow, Michael W Meyer, P Keith Muller, Alan P Adamson: Dynamic and consistent naming of fabric attached storage by a file system on a compute node storing information mapping API system I/O calls for data objects with a globally unique identification. NCR Corporation, Gates & Cooper, November 14, 2000: US06148349 (129 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a parallel processing system. The system comprises a plurality of compute nodes for executing applications via a storage application interface having system input/output calls, a plurality of I/O nodes, and a file system implemented in the compute node, for storing in ...


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P Keith Muller, Kit M Chow, Michael W Meyer, Alan P Adamson: Highly-scalable parallel processing computer system architecture. NCR Corporation, Gates & Cooper, June 12, 2001: US06247077 (127 worldwide citation)

A highly-scalable parallel processing computer system architecture is described. The parallel processing system comprises a plurality of compute nodes for executing applications, a plurality of I/O nodes, each communicatively coupled to a plurality of storage resources, and an interconnect fabric pr ...


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Kit M Chow, P Keith Muller, Michael W Meyer, Gary L Boggs: Method and apparatus for write-back caching with minimal interrupts. NCR Corporation, John D Cowart, Gates & Cooper, March 23, 2004: US06711632 (105 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for write-back caching in a data storage and processing system has been described. The method comprises the steps of receiving a write request including write data from a compute node in a first I/O node, forwarding the write data from the first I/O node to a second I/O node, ...


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P Keith Muller, Kit M Chow, Michael W Meyer: Name service for multinode system segmented into I/O and compute nodes, generating guid at I/O node and exporting guid to compute nodes via interconnect fabric. NCR Corporation, Gates & Cooper, July 3, 2001: US06256740 (99 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for communicating data in a highly distributed parallel processing computer architecture is described. The method comprises the steps of generating a globally unique ID in the I/O node for a data extent physically stored in the plurality of storage devices, binding the globall ...