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Standalone Disk Facility Formatting Performed By A Control Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066347D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hausen, WH [+details]

Abstract

A control unit formats a disk pack using a microprogram to invoke the formatting routine. The technique employs a disk drive attached to the control unit in a stand-alone arrangement, without the need for a CPU/channel in the formatting process.