Various network topologies are used to connect the multiple processors in distributed memory systems, including ring, mesh, tree, etc.
Similarly, in distributed shared memory each node of a cluster has access to a large shared memory in addition to each node's limited non-shared private memory.
US Patent Issued to Advanced Micro Devices Alpha Processor on Dec. 29 for "Implementing Locks in a Distributed Processing System" (Texas, Massachusetts, California Inventors)
Nov 03, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 3 -- United States Patent no. 7,640,315, issued on Dec. 29, was assigned to Advanced Micro Devices Inc....
Patent No. 7,640,315 Issued on Dec. 29, Assigned to Advanced Micro Devices, Alpha Processor for Implementing Locks (Texas, Massachusetts, California Inventors)
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