06633296 is referenced by 44 patents.

In a specific embodiment, a system for providing video is disclosed, the system having a system bus, which in one embodiment is an Advanced Graphics Port (AGP) bus. The system bus is connected to a data bridge, which is connected to a second and third AGP bus. Each of the AGP busses are connected to graphics processors. The bridge routes data requests from one graphics processor to the second graphics processor without accessing the system AGP bus based upon a memory mapping information stored in a routing table or a register set. In another aspect of the present invention, the bridge responds to initialization requests using attributes that may vary depending on the specific mode of operation. Another aspect of the present invention allows for conversion between various AGP protocol portions.

Title
Apparatus for providing data to a plurality of graphics processors and method thereof
Application Number
9/579432
Publication Number
6633296 (B1)
Application Date
May 26, 2000
Publication Date
October 14, 2003
Inventor
Brian Lee
Etobicoke
US
Gordon Caruk
Bramalea
US
Andrew E Gruber
Arlington
MA, US
Antonio Asaro
Scarborough
US
Milivoje Aleksic
Richmond Hill
US
Indra Laksono
Richmond Hill
US
Agent
Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz P C
US
Assignee
ATI International
US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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