Could you please help me? I wish to find out when was this technology invented! If you can help me please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you!
http://www.cs.washington.edu/research/smt/Shows some of the references from 1995 on which are most often given credit (in a 5 minute web search) as academic research on the topic, as well as some early public announcements of "Jackson technology," as it was still called in some early P4 BIOS.