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Unit Control Word Data Buffering For Byte Multiplex Channels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067460D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bruetsch, BJ Hester, RL Kobesky, LJ Moyer, JT [+details]

Abstract

By using a portion of a unit control word for a data buffer area to augment the channel hardware data buffers, one can significantly reduce the channel/main store traffic by transferring data in larger groups, thereby enhancing the central processing unit and channel performance.