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Memory Address Space Expansion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052214D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Brown, AJ Edwards, LM Mosher, LG [+details]

Abstract

This memory addressing scheme enables accessing of sequential memory locations via repetitive application of the same memory address. The addressing scheme includes a counter which provides a high-order pointer to storage volumes and is incremented each time an address is repeated so as to apply that address successively to the successive storage volumes. This arrangement is particularly useful for storage of tables of data where successive bytes of data are normally utilized together to form a unit of data.