CAFS-ISP — A UK Content Addressable File Store

  • B. J. Boorman
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)


CAFS-ISP is a search engine, or Information Search Processor, exploiting highly parallel hardware techniques to enable information stored on rotating discs to be searched and evaluated at full disc transfer speed. It is intimately associated with conventional disc controllers on ICL’s mainframe systems, being an option on 2900 series and fitted as standard equipment on Series 39.


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  1. 1.
    MALLER, V. A. J.: ‘The content addressable file store — CAFS’. ICL Technical Journal, 1979, 3, pp. 265–279Google Scholar
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    CARMICHAEL, J.W.S.: ‘The application of ICL’s content addressable file store to text storage and retrieval’. Proceedings of PROTEXT I, First international conference on text processing systems, Dublin, October 1984Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Boorman
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence Technology CentreICLReadingUK

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