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James C Allen, Wendy B Bartlett, Hoke S Johnson, Steven D Fisher, Richard O Larson, John C Peck: Multiprocessor multisystem communications network. Tandem Computers Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend, May 5, 1987: US04663706 (166 worldwide citation)

A plurality of multiprocessor systems is arranged in a high speed network to allow any processor in one system to communicate with any processor in another system. The network may be configured as a multi-node dual bidirectional ring having a multiprocessor system at each node. Packets of informatio ...


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James C Allen, Wendy B Bartlett, Hoke S Johnson III, Steven D Fisher, Richard O Larson, John C Peck: Multiprocessor multisystem communications network. Tandem Computers Incorporated, Townsend & Townsend, May 19, 1987: US04667287 (154 worldwide citation)

A plurality of multiprocessor systems is arranged in a high speed network to allow any processor in one system to communicate with any processor in another system. The network is configured as a multi-node dual bidirectional ring having a multiprocessor system at each node. Packets of information ma ...


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David J Garcia, Richard O Larson, Stephen G Low, William J Watson: System and method for implementing error detection and recovery in a system area network. Compaq Computer Corporation, Leah Sherry, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, April 8, 2003: US06545981 (40 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating both in-order and out-of-order packet reception in a SAN includes requestor and responder nodes, coupled by a plurality of paths, that maintain the good and bad status of each path and also maintain local copies of a message sequence number. If an error occurs fo ...


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David J Garcia, Richard O Larson: System and method for implementing multi-pathing data transfers in a system area network. Compaq Information Technologies Group, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, December 10, 2002: US06493343 (38 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating both in-order and out-of-order packet reception in a SAN includes requester and responder nodes that maintain local copies of a message sequence number. Each request packet includes an ordering field specifying whether the packets must be received in-order. The r ...


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Alan L Rowe, Richard O Larson, Susan M Coatney, Joydeep sen Sarma, Samuel M Cramer: System and method for allocating spare disks in networked storage. Network Appliance, Cesari and McKenna, December 5, 2006: US07146522 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a file server to allocate spare disks in a network storage system. The method determines the available spare disks and first selects those disks that satisfy one or more required rules. The method sorts the spare disks by a set of ordered policies to determine a highest-ranke ...


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Alan L Rowe, Richard O Larson, Susan M Coatney, Joydeep sen Sarma, Samuel M Cramer: System and method for allocating spare disks in networked storage. Network Appliance, Cesari and McKenna, April 8, 2008: US07356732 (13 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a file server to allocate spare disks in a network storage system. The method determines the available spare disks and first selects those disks that satisfy one or more required rules. The method sorts the spare disks by a set of ordered policies to determine a highest-ranke ...


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Richard O Larson, Alan L Rowe, Joydeep sen Sarma: System and method for coordinating cluster state information. Network Appliance, Cesari & McKenna, June 12, 2007: US07231489 (10 worldwide citation)

A system and method for an improved mailbox mechanism to contain coordinating information for computers in a cluster environment is provided. The system and method creates two copies of a master mailbox record stored in a set and predetermined location on disks associated with the cluster. A subset ...


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Richard O Larson, Alan L Rowe, Joydeep sen Sarma: System and method for coordinating cluster state information. NetApp, Cesari and McKenna, March 23, 2010: US07685358 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for managing a cluster of file servers is disclosed. The method has the first step of writing coordinating information for a plurality of servers of the cluster of servers to a master mailbox record, the master mailbox record written to a specific location on each disk of a set of lock disk ...


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David J Garcia, Richard O Larson: System and method for implementing multi-pathing data transfers in a system area network. Hewlett Packard Development Company, April 20, 2004: US06724762 (8 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating both in-order and out-of-order packet reception in a SAN includes requestor and responder nodes that maintain local copies of a message sequence number. Each request packet includes an ordering field specifying whether the packets must be received in-order. The r ...


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Samuel M Cramer, Joydeep sen Sarma, Richard O Larson: System and method for associating a network address with a storage device. NetApp, Cesari and McKenna, April 27, 2010: US07707263 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and method for associating a network address with a volume, individual disk or collection of disks in a network storage system. Identifying information is stored on each volume or disk so that a file server can map a network address to a MAC address associated with a particular network inte ...