Synchronization of Processors in Distributed Processing Networks
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
When data processing stations are linked in a multi-accessible network structure (via rings, loops, etc.), in a peer-to-peer mode, controls are required to regulate data transmissions in order to avoid inefficient use of the available bandwidth. For instance, assume that a station desiring to transmit data (origin station) begins to send data before the intended destination station becomes ready to receive the data. The communications adaptation equipment at the destination station, in any practical environment, will have only a small amount of buffer storage capacity.