Method and system for concurrent computer transaction processing

  • US 5,991,843 A
  • Filed: 10/20/1998
  • Issued: 11/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer system for concurrent transaction processing, comprising:

  • a computer processor that issues a plurality of transaction requests;

    a computer bus coupled to the computer processor;

    a plurality of computer devices for responding to the transaction requests from the computer processor; and

    a bus agent coupled between the computer bus and the plurality of computer devices the bus agent including a transaction queue that stores at least some information pertaining to each transaction request, a first request path along which transaction requests are routed from the computer bus to a first one of the plurality of computer devices, and a second request path along which transaction requests are routed from the computer bus to a second one of the plurality of computer devices, the bus agent initiating processing of a subsequent transaction request before processing is completed of an earlier transaction request for which the processing was initiated by the bus agent.

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