System and methods for accelerated data storage and retrieval

  • US 7,415,530 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2006
  • Issued: 08/19/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a memory device; and

    a data accelerator, wherein said data accelerator is coupled to said memory device, a data stream is received by said data accelerator in received form, said data stream includes a first data block and a second data block, said data stream is compressed by said data accelerator to provide a compressed data stream by compressing said first data block with a first compression technique and said second data block with a second compression technique, said first and second compression techniques are different, said compressed data stream is stored on said memory device, said compression and storage occurs faster than said data stream is able to be stored on said memory device in said received form, a first data descriptor is stored on said memory device indicative of said first compression technique, and said first descriptor is utilized to decompress the portion of said compressed data stream associated with said first data block.

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