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Sending Digital Video from multiple Blades simultaneously through a DSP/VLAN Protocol

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016630D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-07

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With the current implementation of the BladeCenter product, only one user is allowed to view the output of one of the fourteen blades at any point in time while the system is running. This somewhat limits the administrative power that could be available to multiple users. The following concept would give the capablility of allowing multiple users to access video streams from multiple blades simultaneously. By adding a DSP to each of the blades in the BladeCenter, we are able to pursue our goal of simultaneous video for each blade. This is different from the current design in that there is only one DSP in the BladeCenter (on the Management Module) and through the use of a KVM, it compresses the video stream from whichever blade is currently selected. By placing a separate DSP on each of the Blades, each DSP can locally process its own video stream, send it out onto the VLAN, and then send that VLAN stream out through the Management Module over ethernet. Another added benefit to adding the DSP to the blade would be the ablility to compress the Digital Video stream instead of the Analog Video stream that we are currently doing. This will add to the video quality of our remote video sessions. If cost becomes an issue, perhaps the ability to add the DSP tp the blade as an add-in module might work.