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Multiprocessor Packet Switching Memory and I/O Channel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048898D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Vrba, RA [+details]

Abstract

A multiprocessor system with a conventional interconnecting channel achieves much less performance than the same number of processors used in separate uniprocessor systems. This is because a typical processor can use almost the entire bandwidth of the channel and starve any other processors tied to it. This limitation can be overcome by adding two elements to increase the combined system bandwidth.