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Title: Interprocessor bus switching system for simultaneous communication in plural bus parallel processing system

Abstract

A bus switching apparatus and method for multiple processor computer systems comprises a plurality of bus switches interconnected by branch buses. Each processor or other module of the system is connected to a spigot of a bus switch. Each bus switch also serves as part of a backplane of a modular crate hardware package. A processor initiates communication with another processor by identifying that other processor. The bus switch to which the initiating processor is connected identifies and secures, if possible, a path to that other processor, either directly or via one or more other bus switches which operate similarly. If a particular desired path through a given bus switch is not available to be used, an alternate path is considered, identified and secured. 11 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7271695
Patent Number(s):
4985830
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-249694
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 27 Sep 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARRAY PROCESSORS; DATA TRANSMISSION; MODULAR STRUCTURES; PARALLEL PROCESSING; SWITCHES; COMMUNICATIONS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; PROGRAMMING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Atac, R, Fischler, M S, and Husby, D E. Interprocessor bus switching system for simultaneous communication in plural bus parallel processing system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Atac, R, Fischler, M S, & Husby, D E. Interprocessor bus switching system for simultaneous communication in plural bus parallel processing system. United States.
Atac, R, Fischler, M S, and Husby, D E. Tue . "Interprocessor bus switching system for simultaneous communication in plural bus parallel processing system". United States.
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