A highly integrated, fault-tolerant minicomputer: the NonStop CLX

  • D. E. Lenoski
  • Published 1988 in
    Digest of Papers. COMPCON Spring 88 Thirty-Third…

Abstract

The NonStop CLX, a highly integrated version of Tandem Computers' fault-tolerant NonStop architecture, is described. An overview of the system block diagram and a detailed description of the CLX processor are given. The processor is based on a custom CMOS chip set developed using silicon compilation techniques. The CPU microarchitecture is a hybrid of traditional minicomputer and high-performance microprocessor architectures. This merging leads to a number of novel structures including a single static RAM array that is used as writable control store, data cache, and page table cache. The processor includes a high degree of fault-checking in order to assure data integrity and fault-tolerant operation.<<ETX>>

DOI: 10.1109/CMPCON.1988.4921

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@article{Lenoski1988AHI, title={A highly integrated, fault-tolerant minicomputer: the NonStop CLX}, author={D. E. Lenoski}, journal={Digest of Papers. COMPCON Spring 88 Thirty-Third IEEE Computer Society International Conference}, year={1988}, pages={514-519} }