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List Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068465D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Birney, RE Davis, MI Hood, RA [+details]

Abstract

This system features high performance execution of list processing. It searches a list by label to access its associated data, and inserts or deletes labels from such a list. The system maintains a linked list in hardware/indirect access to list to eliminate dedicated storage locations. When trying to perform these functions in a computer system, the desirability of a large writable associative array becomes readily apparent. A large writable array is implemented in hardware, the array being searched associatively.