Node Processor for Distributed System Control
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
This node processor is useful in a distributed data processing system for connecting a local processor to a communications network to which are connected a number of other independent local processors. The distributed processing system is of a type wherein the different processes or task sets that can be performed by the different local processors are assigned process names and communications are carried on within and between the different local processors by means of messages which are addressed to the different processes by their process names. The subject node processor accomplishes process name recognition and provides message acceptance and routing functions.