05959994 is referenced by 82 patents and cites 8 patents.

An enhanced ATM switch with CPU node interconnect functionality and peripheral interconnect functionality and network functionality. The ATM switch provides low latency transfer between computer nodes and performs input/output operations with peripherals through the ATM network. SCSI Fibre Channel protocol (FCP) commands are implemented according to ATM standards to provide communication with peripherals. A segmentation and reassembly (SAR) unit is provided for performing ATM segmentation and reassembly. The SAR includes functional units which allow direct connection of an application agent to the core of the switch once the cell characteristics are determined by the application agent and provides ATM cell translation to and from available kernel buffers. The transmission media in the ATM network comprises digital optical links. The enhanced ATM switch may also include a synchronous optical network (SONET) interface for providing SONET transmission over the digital optical links in the ATM network.

Title
ATM/SONET network enhanced as a universal computer system interconnect
Application Number
8/699260
Publication Number
5959994
Application Date
August 19, 1996
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Inventor
Donald G Tipon
San Diego
CA, US
Curtis Hall Stehley
San Diego
CA, US
P Keith Muller
San Diego
CA, US
Gregory H Milby
San Marcos
CA, US
Douglas Edward Hundley
Poway
CA, US
Gene Robert Erickson
Poway
CA, US
Robert Samuel Cooper
Columbia
SC, US
Gary Lee Boggs
Poway
CA, US
Agent
Gates & Cooper
Assignee
NCR Corporation
OH, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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