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Peer Packet Communication Computer Enhancement and Coexistence With Cycle-Steal Channels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036441D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chorpenning, JS Jackson, T Leininger, JC McGovern, W Petty, JC Taylor, GP Remy, AJ [+details]

Abstract

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.