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Associative Storage Module

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050318D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Landrock, JB Schmidt, M Tandjung, H [+details]

Abstract

An associative storage module with sequential logic is described which can be used as a normal RAM (random-access memory) or as an associative storage. In spite of being realized by pure hardware, such a storage module, compared with a RAM, is highly flexible with respect to its function, so that the overhead for associative functions is reduced to a minimum.