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Arliss E Whiteside, Morris D Freedman, Alexander M Rothschild, Omur Tasar: Fault-tolerant multi-computer system. The Bendix Corporation, James R Ignatowski, Russel C Wells, October 26, 1982: US04356546 (111 worldwide citation)

A Fault-Tolerant Multi-Computer System for control applications is disclosed. The system has a plurality of Computers (10a-10n), each having an assigned set of tasks which it is capable of executing. No one Computer in the system acts as a master and no one Computer executes all of the tasks. Commun ...


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Yoshihiro Matsumoto: Multi-computer system. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, October 31, 1978: US04123794 (74 worldwide citation)

A multi-computer system is disclosed which is composed of a plurality of interconnected computers, one of which operates as a schedule master for the others. Information stored in a bulk memory device is pre-loaded into the schedule master before the time at which an invocation from an industrial pr ...


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Anton Sauer, Hans H Witte: Passive bus system for decentrally organized multi-computer systems. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, May 1, 1984: US04446515 (43 worldwide citation)

A passive bus system for decentrally structured multi-computer systems, particularly multi-microcomputer systems, allows execution of a bit-serial information exchange between the individual computers of the system achieving the bandwidth required for high transmission speeds with simple and reliabl ...


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Zhaochang Xu, Dongming Wu: Multi-computer system of the same architecture with cooperative capability and the cooperating method thereof. David H Semmes, December 4, 1990: US04975834 (39 worldwide citation)

A homogeneous multi-computer system comprises a system bus with a system data bus for transmitting data and a system management bus for transmitting system management signals, and a plurality of cell-computers having identical architecture and being connected to the system bus. Each cell-computer ha ...


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Shigeki Hirasawa, Kinji Mori, Masayuki Orimo, Yuko Teranishi, Masuyuki Takeuchi, Hiroshi Fujise, Shoji Iwamoto: Data processing system and data transmission and processing method. Hitachi, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, August 5, 1997: US05655079 (37 worldwide citation)

A data transmission method is provided for a multi-computer system which has a plurality of computers mutually connected via a transmission line. The plurality of computers are divided into groups, with an address assigned to each group. Transmission data of a sending computer is provided with a loc ...


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Stephen L Hoyle: Synchronization objects for multi-computer systems. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Richard P Lange, June 6, 2006: US07058948 (37 worldwide citation)

Several multiprocessor computer systems, each having its own copy of an operating system, are interconnected to form a multi-computer system having global memory accessible by any processor on any node and including provision for spinlock access control. In this environment, a global mutex, and othe ...


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Dan Hepner, Eric Tausheck: Write request protection upon failure in a multi-computer system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, July 1, 2003: US06587962 (37 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for preventing ghost writes in a multi-computer system. A first computer in the multi-computer system issues one or more write requests to a storage device, each write request normally being effectuated after being pending for a time. The method generally comprises the steps of ...


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Toshihisa Oka, Hiroaki Nakanishi, Ryoichi Takamatsu, Takayuki Morioka, Masakazu Okada, Hideyuki Hara, Hirokazu Kasashima: Multi-computer system with plural serial bus loops. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry & Wands, August 28, 1984: US04468733 (27 worldwide citation)

A multi-computer system includes a plurality of data processors and at least one I/O device which is commonly accessible by the data processors. A plurality of serial bus loops are configurated in hierarchy with interbus linkage devices disposed between adjacent layers of the hierarchy. The data pro ...


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Yutaka Hirasawa: Local area network system with a multi-computer system coupled thereto and method for controlling the same. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, December 12, 1989: US04887075 (26 worldwide citation)

A LAN system comprises LAN controllers provided for computer systems that constitute a multi-computer system. Each LAN controller has a memory section in which a LAN address common to the multi-computer system is set in accordance with a command from a master computer of the computer systems, and a ...


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Gary Lauterbach, Anil Rao: Hardware-based virtualization of BIOS, disks, network-interfaces, and consoles using a direct interconnect fabric. SeaMicro, Stuart T Auvine, gPatent, April 12, 2011: US07925802 (23 worldwide citation)

A multi-computer system has many processors that share peripherals. The peripherals are virtualized by hardware without software drivers. Remote peripherals appear to the operating system to be located on the local processor's own peripheral bus. A processor, DRAM, and north bridge connect to a sout ...