05088091 is referenced by 113 patents and cites 18 patents.

A mesh connected local area network provides automatic packet switching and routing between host computers coupled to the network. The network has a multiplicity of cut-through, nonblocking switches, each capable of simultaneously routing a multiplicity of data packets. Low host-to-host latency is achieved through the use of cut-through switches with separate internal buffers for each packet being routed. The switches are interconnected with one another and are coupled to the host computers of the network by point to point full duplex links. While each switch can be coupled to ten or more network members, i.e., switches and hosts, each link is coupled to only two network members and is dedicated to carrying signals therebetween. Whenever a new switch or link is added to the network, and whenever a switch or link fails, the switches in the network automatically reconfigure the network by recomputing the set of legal paths through the network.

Title
High-speed mesh connected local area network
Application Number
7/370285
Publication Number
5088091
Application Date
June 22, 1989
Publication Date
February 11, 1992
Inventor
Hallam G Murray Jr
San Mateo County
CA, US
Edwin H Satterthwaite Jr
Santa Clara County
CA, US
Thomas L Rodeheffer
Santa Clara County
CA, US
Andrew D Birrell
Santa Clara County
CA, US
Charles P Thacker
Santa Clara County
CA, US
Roger M Needham
Coton
GB
Michael D Schroeder
Santa Clara County
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Digital Equipment Corporation
MA, US
IPC
H04Q 11/04
H04J 3/24
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