Accession Number : ADD016144

Title :   Toroidal Computer Memory for Serial and Parallel Processors.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jun 90, patented 11 Jan 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 11 Jan 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The toroidal computer memory system utilizes toroidal memory paths in its architecture to enable memory locations along those paths to be obtained in a single access, as compared to multiple accesses typically required by conventional linear computer memory. The storage/retrievable media is designed to replicate paths on the surface of a torus. By defining certain parameters and the mathematical properties of these memory paths in the electronics of a controller, points on the memory paths can be accessed from the storage/retrieval media more efficiently than conventional computer memory.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *SERIAL PROCESSORS, *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PATHS, REPLICAS, ACCESS, PROBLEM SOLVING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE