09172743 cites 31 patents.

A method performed by a switch, the method comprising receiving a request for a file from a client, wherein the file is located in a distributed storage system, extracting a directory for the file from the request, performing longest prefix matching (LPM) of the directory against a forwarding information base (FIB) to identify a port, wherein the FIB associates directories with ports of the switch, and forwarding the client request toward a server containing the file via the identified port, wherein the server is one of a plurality of servers in the distributed storage system.

Title
Scalable storage systems with longest prefix matching switches
Application Number
13/913654
Publication Number
9172743 (B2)
Application Date
June 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 27, 2015
Inventor
Byung Choi
Fremont
CA, US
Jianming Wu
Fremont
CA, US
Guangyu Shi
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Brandt D Howell
Grant Rodolph
Conley Rose P C
Assignee
Futurewei Technologies
TX, US
IPC
H04L 29/08
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