Multiprocessor Packet Switching Memory and I/O Channel
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
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.