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A network system that provides for separating and isolating control of processing entities in a network interface. A network interface unit is operably connected to a plurality of processing entities and a plurality of memory units that define a shared memory space. The network interface unit further comprises a memory access module that includes a plurality of memory access channels, a packet classifier, and a plurality of scheduling control modules that are operable to control processing of data transported by the network. One of the processing entities operates as a hypervisor to configure control resources to isolate operation of the plurality of data processing partitions to process data transported by the network system. The packet classifier is operable to provide an association between packets and the plurality of asymmetrical data processing. In various embodiments of the invention, the asymmetrical data processing partitions can comprise a plurality of processor cores, a single processor core, a combination of strands of an individual processor core or a single strand of an individual processor core. The asymmetrical data processing partitions are scalable by adding additional processing entities.

Title
Method and apparatus for separating and isolating control of processing entities in a network interface
Application Number
11/98195
Publication Number
7992144 (B1)
Application Date
April 4, 2005
Publication Date
August 2, 2011
Inventor
Michael Wong
Cupertino
CA, US
Rahoul Puri
Los Altos
CA, US
May Lin
Saratoga
CA, US
Yatin Gajjar
Fremont
CA, US
Ariel Hendel
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Robert C Kowert
Assignee
Oracle America
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/455
G06F 15/16
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