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Low-Cost Combining Switch That Implements a Multiprocessor Join

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036166D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Stone, HS [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a low-cost interconnection structure that prioritizes transactions produced by a collection of processors. It can perform the functions of the networks described in [1], [2] but uses a token-ring structure in lieu of a tree structure to achieve low-cost, possibly at a lower level of performance.