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Use of Pararell Processing in Data Conversion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013733D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an architecture for data conversion system which shortens the conversion elapsed time. Here the architecture is intended for use under MP(Multiple Processor) systems of UNIX computers. It uses parallel processing mechanism utilizing UNIX shared memory functionality. The target data in mind is CAD data whose data format vary from one CAD system to another. Data conversion of CAD data from one CAD system to another is generally a time consuming process, taking several tens of minutes in many cases. On the other hand, data conversion system is suitable for multi processing, because: