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Title: Parallel data transfer network controlled by a dynamically reconfigurable serial network

Abstract

This patent is a real time high density data communication system designed to operate efficiently in a dynamically configurable, multiprocessor parallel processing environment. In this design a serial communication network is utilized to disseminate commands from a master processor to the slave processors, to control transmission of high density data, to effect communication protocol, and to monitor the status of each slave processor. A parallel channel communication network is utilized in conjunction with two triple port memories at each processor node in the system to efficiently transmit high density data for sustained or burst intervals without having to interleave communication control messages. Each processor node includes a transputer, a digital signal processor, a parallel transfer controller. A very low software overhead time for starting and ending the transfer of data is incurred using this design in contrast with a scalable coherent interface system in which 25% of transmission time is devoted to the communication protocol.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6070692
Patent Number(s):
SSCL-ORTA-7
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-856622
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc.
DOE Contract Number:  
AC35-89ER40486
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Mar 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA TRANSMISSION; PARALLEL PROCESSING; ARRAY PROCESSORS; COMMUNICATIONS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; PROGRAMMING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Crosetto, D B. Parallel data transfer network controlled by a dynamically reconfigurable serial network. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Crosetto, D B. Parallel data transfer network controlled by a dynamically reconfigurable serial network. United States.
Crosetto, D B. 1992. "Parallel data transfer network controlled by a dynamically reconfigurable serial network". United States.
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