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Configurable memory system and method for providing atomic counting operations in a memory device

United States Patent

September 14, 2010
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A memory system and method for providing atomic memory-based counter operations to operating systems and applications that make most efficient use of counter-backing memory and virtual and physical address space, while simplifying operating system memory management, and enabling the counter-backing memory to be used for purposes other than counter-backing storage when desired. The encoding and address decoding enabled by the invention provides all this functionality through a combination of software and hardware.
Bellofatto; Ralph E. (Ridgefield, CT), Gara; Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY), Giampapa; Mark E. (Irvington, NY), Ohmacht; Martin (Yorktown Heights, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 768,812
June 26, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OF DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract. No. B554331 awarded by the Department of Energy.