Global Patent Index - EP 1062567 A1

EP 1062567 A1 2000-12-27 - HIGH SPEED FAULT TOLERANT MASS STORAGE NETWORK INFORMATION SERVER

Title (en)

HIGH SPEED FAULT TOLERANT MASS STORAGE NETWORK INFORMATION SERVER

Title (de)

FEHLERTOLERANTER HOCHGESCHWINDIGKEITS -NETZWERKINFORMATIONSSERVER MIT MASSENSPEICHER

Title (fr)

SERVEUR D'INFORMATION A RESEAU DE MEMOIRES DE MASSE HAUTE VITESSE A TOLERANCE DE FAUTES

Publication

EP 1062567 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99912372 A

Priority

  • US 9905231 W
  • US 7764398 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9946671A1] The information server system incorporates a high speed, microcomputer based server running industry standard operating system software enhanced to include functionality directed to operation of a new disk array controller, which controls the physically independent or integral disk storage device array, and communications interface. The disk array controller subsystem controls and communicates with the disk storage device array with a Fibre Channel protocol. The disk storage device array incorporates a plurality of disk storage devices with a corresponding number of bypass interface cards configured to facilitate the on-line addition, removal and replacement of disk storage devices. In addition to incorporating the above described buses and Fibre Channel capability, the disk array further incorporates a physically independent Fibre Channel compatible optical bus for high speed, communication between disk storage device array subsystem components, including the internal disk storage devices, independent from the information server. A wide array of user reconfigurable options are available as well as a scalable expansion capability.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 3/06; G06F 13/40

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/06 (2006.01); G06F 11/00 (2006.01); G06F 13/40 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/0607 (2013.01); G06F 3/0632 (2013.01); G06F 3/0689 (2013.01); G06F 11/006 (2013.01); G06F 13/4081 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9946671A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI LU NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9946671 A1 19990916; AU 3075899 A 19990927; EP 1062567 A1 20001227; JP 2002507019 A 20020305; JP 2007305150 A 20071122

INPADOC legal status


2009-04-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081001

2008-04-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080401

2002-11-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000926

2000-12-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT LI LU NL SE