Patent Number: 6,170,045

Title: Cross-system data piping using an external shared memory

Abstract: Data is written to and read from a shared pipe by applications of multiple systems. At least one shared pipe is located within an external shared memory coupled to one or more central processing complexes. Each of the central processing complexes has one or more operating system images, which controls execution of one or more piping applications. At least one piping application corresponding to at least one operating system image writes data to a shared pipe located in the external shared memory and at least one other application corresponding to one or more other operating system images reads data from the same shared pipe, thereby providing cross-system data piping.

Inventors: Bobak; Roman A. (Wappingers Falls, NY), Compton; Scott Brady (Hyde Park, NY), Johnson; Jon K. (Pleasant Valley, NY), Martens; Alan F. (Wappingers Falls, NY), Maurer; Max M. (Gardiner, NY), Meck; David Lee (Hyde Park, NY), Richardson; William R. (Fishkill, NY), Wright; Michael Allen (Briarcliff Manor, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/163 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018