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7,194,488 - Split processing system for providing increased system availability

Abstract:

A split processing system is provided that has a plurality of nodes and a communication network. Each node includes one or more processors, or a processor subsystem including at least one processor and an operating system. Each node has a specific number of failure modes which is less than the number of failure modes in an unsplit system wherein all of the processors are located at a single node. The communication network allows the one or more processors at each of the nodes to interoperate with each other.