Bus system providing dynamic control of pipeline depth for a multi-agent computer

  • US 5,761,449 A
  • Filed: 06/06/1997
  • Issued: 06/02/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a plurality of interconnected agents;

    means for transmitting pipelined bus transactions on a bus with a current pipeline depth varying up to a current maximum pipeline depth; and

    means within each of the plurality of interconnected agents connected to the bus for unilaterally and dynamically changing the current maximum pipeline depth.

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