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Stanley Luke, Howard Hall, Christopher Cochrane, Stephen Ferrari, Mitchell Condylis, Milan Merhar: Switching system. Sun Microsystems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, January 10, 2006: US06985956 (356 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems consistent with certain aspects related to the present invention provide a digital network having a plurality of data storage elements, at least one client, and a switch element. The switch element may be operable to receive access requests from the client and provide access to d ...


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John Considine, Howard Hall, Christopher Cochrane: Switching system. Sun Microsystems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, December 25, 2007: US07313614 (157 worldwide citation)

A system and method for provided a switch system (100) having a first configurable set of processor elements (102) to process storage resource connection requests (104), a second configurable set of processor elements capable of communications with the first configurable set of processor elements (1 ...


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Rod A DeKoning, Howard Hall, David Kopper, Kevin Broas, Kevin Faulkner, Wai Yim: Systems and methods for providing snapshot capabilities in a storage virtualization environment. Sun Microsystems, Sonnenchein Nath & Rosenthal, September 30, 2008: US07430568 (23 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide distributed storage systems that are scalable, secure, available, and manageable. These storage systems may utilize a single storage switch and allow resource sharing while securely separating customer data. A snapshot capability may ...


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Howard Hall, Ilia Sokolinski, Milan Merhar: TCP/UDP acceleration. Oracle International Corporation, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, Jonathon A Szumny, May 2, 2017: US09639553 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for accelerating TCP/UDP packet switching. The method involves determining whether exception processing is necessary; if not, the packet is forwarded to a special stack for expedited processing. Packets requiring exception processing are forwarded to the conventional stack.


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Stanley Luke, Howard Hall, Christopher Cochrane, Stephen Ferrari, Mitchell Condylis, Milan Merhar: Switching system. Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 8, 2004: US20040133634-A1

A digital network comprises a plurality of data storage elements (104), at least one client (102) and a switch element (106) operable to receive access requests from the client (102) and provide access to data on the storage elements (104) in response to access requests.


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Howard Hall, Ilia Sokolinski, Milan Merhar: Tcp/udp acceleration. Finnegan Henderson Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, June 10, 2004: US20040111523-A1

A method for accelerating TCP/UDP packet switching. The method involves determining whether exception processing is necessary; if not, the packet is forwarded to a special stack for expedited processing. Packets requiring exception processing are forwarded to the conventional stack.


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John Considine, Howard Hall, Christopher Cochrane: Switching system. Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 17, 2004: US20040117438-A1

A system and method for provided a switch system (100) having a first configurable set of processor elements (102) to process storage resource connection requests (104), a second configurable set of processor elements capable of communications with the first configurable set of processor elements (1 ...