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Title: Method and apparatus for granting processors access to a resource

Abstract

An apparatus and method for granting one or more requesting entities access to a resource in a predetermined time interval. The apparatus includes a first circuit receiving one or more request signals, and implementing logic for assigning a priority to the one or more request signals, and, generating a set of first_request signals based on the priorities assigned. One or more priority select circuits for receiving the set of first_request signals and generating corresponding one or more fixed grant signals representing one or more highest priority request signals when asserted during the predetermined time interval. A second circuit device receives the one or more fixed grant signals generates one or more grant signals associated with one or more highest priority request signals assigned, the grant signals for enabling one or more respective requesting entities access to the resource in the predetermined time interval, wherein the priority assigned to the one or more request signals changes each successive predetermined time interval. In one embodiment, the assigned priority is based on a numerical pattern, the first circuit changing the numerical pattern with respect to the first_request signals generated at each successive predetermined time interval.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Ridgefield, CT
  2. Chappaqua, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015486
Patent Number(s):
7680971
Application Number:
11/768,799
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
B554331
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Blumrich, Matthias A, and Salapura, Valentina. Method and apparatus for granting processors access to a resource. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Blumrich, Matthias A, & Salapura, Valentina. Method and apparatus for granting processors access to a resource. United States.
Blumrich, Matthias A, and Salapura, Valentina. Tue . "Method and apparatus for granting processors access to a resource". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015486.
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