07046668 is referenced by 56 patents and cites 97 patents.

An apparatus and method is provided for allowing I/O devices to be shared and/or partitioned among a plurality of processing complexes within the load/store fabric of each of the processing complexes without requiring modification to the operating system or driver software of the processing complexes. The apparatus and method includes a switch for selectively coupling each of the processing complexes to one or more shared I/O devices. The apparatus and method further includes placing information within packets transmitted between the switch and the I/O devices to identify which of the processing complexes the packets are associated with. The invention further includes an apparatus and method within the shared I/O devices to allow the shared I/O devices to service each of the processing complexes independently.

Title
Method and apparatus for shared I/O in a load/store fabric
Application Number
10/757714
Publication Number
7046668 (B2)
Application Date
January 14, 2004
Publication Date
May 16, 2006
Inventor
Robert Haskell Utley
Round Rock, 78664
TX, US
Richard E Pekkala
Austin, 78717
TX, US
Annette Pagan
Austin, 78727
TX, US
Asif Khan
Austin, 78729
TX, US
Christopher J Pettey
Cedar Park, 78613
TX, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
H04L 12/28
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