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High Performance Method for using an OS/2 Based Compute Server from a VM/370-Based System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108699D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dalton, BL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for using an OS/2*-based compute server from a VM/370 system. High performance is achieved by minimizing the amount of data that is transferred between the VM/370 system and the OS/2 based server.

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High Performance Method for using an OS/2 Based Compute Server from a VM/370-Based System

       Disclosed is a method for using an OS/2*-based compute
server from a VM/370 system.  High performance is achieved by
minimizing the amount of data that is transferred between the VM/370
system and the OS/2 based server.

      This method may be used to control a variety of tasks. It has
the ability to manage any data in the form of individual files.  The
files can be processed on the VM/370 system or on the OS/2-based
compute server depending upon the file contents and desired output.
The following example shows a PS/2 used as an OS/2-based server
connected to a VM/370-based library system.

      As shown in the figure, the user sends a request (1) to the VM/
370 library to perform an action.  The library (2) receives the
request, determines that the request should be processed by the OS/2
compute server, and determines which files the compute server will
need to perform the action. The VM/370 library transmits the files
(3) to the compute server.  The server (4) receives the request and
all files transmitted and performs the action.  The server transmits
(5) all changed files (results) of the action back to the VM/370
library.  The VM/370 library receives (6) the changed files and
status of the action performed, and updates the master copy of the
files on the VM/370 system.  It concludes by sending a completion
message (7) to the user.
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