Accession Number : ADD014631

Title :   Toroidal Computer Memory for Serial and Parallel Processors.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 26 Jun 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Parks, Allen D ; Perry, James C

Report Date : 26 Jun 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The toroidal computer memory system accomplishes its stated objectives by utilizing selectable memory paths to store and retrieve data. The memory paths are designed to model paths on the surface of a torus. By using the mathematical properties of the toroidal paths, the memory system is configured to store or retrieve data corresponding to points on the memory paths. These paths can be obtained in a single access compared to the multiple accesses typically required by conventional computer memory. Random Access Memory (RAM) chips, multi-port RAM integrated circuits, optical storage devices, or specially designed chips can be used as the storage/retrieval media for the toroidal computer memory system. Keywords: Patent applications. (kr)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ACCESS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MATHEMATICS, MEDIA, MEMORY DEVICES, MODELS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL STORAGE, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, PATHS, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, SERIAL PROCESSORS, TOROIDS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE