05835024 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 14 patents.

The present invention addresses the limitations of prior art ALLNODE switches by including dual priority, adaptive, path seeking, and flash-flood functionalities in a single ALLNODE switch. The switch of the present invention further includes a selection device responsive to a selection signal for enabling the selection of the mode of switch operation from any one of the foregoing functionalities. The selection signal is applied to the switch in a number of different ways including: the transmission of a command over the data path interface to the switch; the transmission of a command over special purpose serial or parallel control lines; or via hardwiring. Thus, the selection of functionality for the switch is capable of being made in either a dynamic or static fashion. The present invention further comprises two new high performance networks utilizing the selectable function ALLNODE switch. The networks have a different functionality being performed at each stage, and comprise a "Multi-Dilated Path Seeking Network" and a "Nested Path Seeking and Flash-Flood Network."

Title
Multi-stage interconnection network with selectable function switching apparatus
Application Number
8/481855
Publication Number
5835024
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
Arthur Robert Williams
Croton-On-Hudson
NY, US
Eliezer Upfal
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael Hans Fisher
Rochester
MN, US
James William Feeney
Endicott
NY, US
Jehoshua Bruck
La Canada
CA, US
Howard Thomas Olnowich
Endwell
NY, US
Agent
Eugene I Shkurko
Michele A Jenkens & Gilchrist Mobley
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H03K 17/04
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