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Anticipatory Disk Arm Movement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036173D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
King, RP [+details]

Abstract

Algorithms are disclosed for the reduction of the average distance which disk access arms must move in response to a series of requests. This is accomplished by the movement of the access arm during periods of idleness in anticipation of future requests.