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Method and device for scheduling interconnections in an interconnecting fabric

United States Patent Application

20070133585
A1
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The method for scheduling interconnections in an interconnecting fabric comprises the following steps. In a determined time slot input selectors generate requests using a request pointer set, which is related to the determined time slot. Then, the requests are transmitted to output selectors, and the output selectors issue grants using a grant pointer set, which is also related to the determined time slot. In a further step the grants are transmitted to the input selectors, and the input selectors update the request pointer set. These steps are repeated, wherein for a further time slot a further request and grant pointer set are used, which are related to the further time slot.
Minkenberg, Cyriel Johan Agnes (Adliswil, CH), Abel, Francois (Rueschlikon, CH), Schiattarella, Enrico (Vercelli, IT), Ramaswamy, Venkatesh (Los Alamos, NM)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk NY)
11/ 297,618
December 8, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B527064 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.