0649098-A2 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 3 patents.

A computer interconnection system provides dynamic switch cascading with a plurality of circuit switches having circuit switch ports coupled by a dynamic connection to provide a dynamically cascadable switching network having a plurality of nodes, including end point and switch nodes. Two individual circuit switches of the network are interconnected by a cross-link group of one or more links. The system transmits frame information including a source endpoint address and a destination endpoint address, each of which can be associated with an endpoint port or a cross-link group, and forms a connection between an endpoint port or a cross-link group to make a connection between a circuit switch port corresponding to a source endpoint address and a circuit switch port corresponding to the destination endpoint.; The dynamic circuit switch connections, as applicable to dynamic switch cascade operation, is compatible with the ESCON I/O Interface Architecture or to a fabric node supporting the Class 1 service defined by the Fibre Channel ANSI Standard.

Title
Dynamic switch cascading system.
Application Number
EP19940114712 19940919
Publication Number
0649098 (A2)
Application Date
September 19, 1994
Publication Date
April 19, 1995
Inventor
Underkoffler Michael E
US
Skarshinski Leon
US
Mcgoogan Laura H
US
Hoppe Karl H
US
Assignee
Ibm
US
IPC
H04L 12/56
G06F 15/16
H04L 12/56
G06F 15/16
G06F 13/00
H04L 12/56
G06F 15/173
G06F 13/00
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