06687758 is referenced by 175 patents and cites 10 patents.

At least one intelligent network interface card (INIC) is coupled to a host computer to offload protocol processing for multiple network connections, reducing the protocol processing of the host. Plural network connections can maintain, via plural INIC ports and a port aggregation switch, an aggregate connection with a network node, increasing bandwidth and reliability for that aggregate connection. Mechanisms are provided for managing this aggregate connection, including determining which port to employ for each individual network connection, and migrating control of an individual network connection from a first INIC to a second INIC.

Title
Port aggregation for network connections that are offloaded to network interface devices
Application Number
9/801488
Publication Number
6687758 (B2)
Application Date
March 7, 2001
Publication Date
February 3, 2004
Inventor
David A Higgen
Saratoga
CA, US
Stephen E J Blightman
San Jose
CA, US
Daryl D Starr
Milpitas
CA, US
Laurence B Boucher
Saratoga
CA, US
Clive M Philbrick
San Jose
CA, US
Peter K Craft
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
T Lester Wallace
US
Mark Lauer
US
Assignee
Alacritech
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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