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Method and allocation device for allocating pending requests for data packet transmission at a number of inputs to a number of outputs of a packet switching device in successive time slots

United States Patent

7,486,687
February 3, 2009
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A method for allocating pending requests for data packet transmission at a number of inputs to a number of outputs of a switching system in successive time slots, including a matching method including the steps of providing a first request information in a first time slot indicating data packets at the inputs requesting transmission to the outputs of the switching system, performing a first step in the first time slot depending on the first request information to obtain a first matching information, providing a last request information in a last time slot successive to the first time slot, performing a last step in the last time slot depending on the last request information and depending on the first matching information to obtain a final matching information, and assigning the pending data packets at the number of inputs to the number of outputs based on the final matching information.
Abel; Francois (Rueschlikon, CH), Iliadis; Ilias (Rueschlikon, CH), Minkenberg; Cyriel J. A. (Adliswil, CH)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
10/ 789,234
February 27, 2004
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 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.