Extended Request Passing In A Noninterlocked Queue Communications Multiprocessor Environment
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
Greater usability of a queued communications network is achieved by permitting Sender-driven work submission, as shown in the figure. Multiples of the queue response area are assumed as buffers for response elements. The concept implies that the Receiver keep not only the slot number of the requested work element but also the count of outstanding responses per slot. The slot position and position order are given to the Server(s) to be returned with responses. If an internal priority is assumed to the work requests, then the number of requests per slot permitted should be equal to the physical iterations of response slots; otherwise, unlimited requests can be transferred to Servers which must stack them in order of receipt.