Peer Packet Communication Computer Enhancement and Coexistence With Cycle-Steal Channels
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
A technique is described whereby a high-speed packet communication enhancement provides peer-to-peer operations between input/output (I/O) adapters and memory of a computer system. The concept utilizes either a system processor, or a connection server, to provide connection addresses among the peers. The concept makes use of the (Image Omitted) cycle-steal channel, as found in many computers, and requires no memory to implement peer connections. The concept emphasizes the coexistence of high-speed packet communications and the cycle-steal channel and describes the involved implementation and timing criteria.