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The present invention relates to a general-purpose programmable packet-processing platform for accelerating network infrastructure applications which have been structured so as to separate the stages of classification and action. Network packet classification, execution of actions upon those packets, management of buffer flow, encryption services, and management of Network Interface Controllers are accelerated through the use of a multiplicity of specialized modules. A language interface is defined for specifying both stateless and stateful classification of packets and to associate actions with classification results in order to efficiently utilize these specialized modules.

Title
Packet processing system including a policy engine having a classification unit
Application Number
9/97858
Publication Number
6157955
Application Date
June 15, 1998
Publication Date
December 5, 2000
Inventor
Jerry J Hall
Santa Clara
CA, US
Leonard M Rand
San Francisco
CA, US
Pradip Shankar
Fremont
CA, US
Neil MacAvoy
Redwood City
CA, US
Kevin Fall
Berkley
CA, US
Charles E Narad
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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