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Monitoring of Device Usage Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055674D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

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Ganguly, AK Moore, BB [+details]


This article describes a method for efficiently managing the storage and retrieval of data on shared secondary storage devices. In accordance with this method plural central processing complexes are adapted individually to be able to acquire specific statistics pertaining to the usage of a shared device by the complexes. This enables storage management programs running in each complex to achieve balanced loading of storage with minimal interference between complexes.