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Edward J Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 10, 1992: US05163131 (938 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Edward J Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 11, 1994: US05355453 (412 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Edward John Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, August 3, 1999: US05931918 (365 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: Intelligent network interface system method for protocol processing. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, May 1, 2001: US06226680 (333 worldwide citation)

A system for protocol processing in a computer network has an intelligent network interface card (INIC) or communication processing device (CPD) associated with a host computer. The INIC provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most large multipacket messages, greatly accelerating da ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: TCP/IP offload network interface device. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, Lester Wallace, August 13, 2002: US06434620 (333 worldwide citation)

An intelligent network interface card (INIC) or communication processing device (CPD) works with a host computer for data communication. The device provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most messages, greatly accelerating data transfer and offloading time-intensive processing task ...


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Edward John Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 1, 1998: US05802366 (303 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: Passing a communication control block from host to a local device such that a message is processed on the device. Alacritech, T Lester Wallace, Mark Lauer, June 12, 2001: US06247060 (260 worldwide citation)

A system for protocol processing in a computer network has an intelligent network interface card (INIC) or communication processing device (CPD) associated with a host computer. The INIC provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most large multipacket messages, greatly accelerating da ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: Intelligent network interfaced device and system for accelerated communication. Alacritech, T Lester Wallace, Mark Lauer, July 30, 2002: US06427173 (244 worldwide citation)

An intelligent network interface card (INIC) or communication processing device (CPD) works with a host computer for data communication. The device provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most messages, greatly accelerating data transfer and offloading time-intensive processing task ...


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Peter K Craft, Olive M Philbrick, Laurence B Boucher, David A Higgen: Protocol processing stack for use with intelligent network interface device. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, July 30, 2002: US06427171 (243 worldwide citation)

A host CPU runs a network protocol processing stack that provides instructions not only to process network messages but also to allocate processing of certain network messages to a specialized network communication device, offloading some of the most time consuming protocol processing from the host ...


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Daryl D Starr, Clive M Philbrick, Laurence B Boucher: Intelligent network storage interface system. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, Silicon Edge Law Group, October 19, 2004: US06807581 (242 worldwide citation)

An interface device is connected to a host by an I/O bus and provides hardware and processing mechanisms for accelerating data transfers between a network and a storage unit, while controlling the data transfers by the host. The interface device includes hardware circuitry for processing network pac ...