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Solution for Shared/Private Memory for Multisystem Configuration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049506D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Tan, KG [+details]

Abstract

A two multiple virtual system (MVS) under a single system image (I/O, are shared by all processors) is set forth. Under such a system, it is necessary to partition the main storage into private and shared regions. The hardware mechanism which controls the private/shared storage and performs the necessary broadcasting and cross-interrogate functions increases the performance of a four-way multiprocessor (MP) system and can have from 2.4 x unit processor (UP) to approximately 3.4 x UP performance.