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Hardware Queueing Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045217D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

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Giaccone, LF [+details]


A hardware queueing mechanism (HQM) is a memory storing its elements in a "partial order" which facilitates the retrieval of the highest priority element in at log n accesses, where n is the count of the elements. It serves a priority queue or a sorting assist.