Transaction processing using multiple protocol engines

  • US 8,898,254 B2
  • Filed: 09/09/2013
  • Issued: 11/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cluster, comprising:

  • a plurality of processing nodes; and

    an interconnection controller coupled to the plurality of processing nodes, the interconnection controller including a plurality of protocol engines configured to process memory transactions in accordance with a cache coherence protocol, wherein each protocol engine of said plurality of protocol engines is configured to be assigned a distinct subset of a global memory space, the plurality of protocol engines further comprising;

    (a) a first protocol engine configured to be assigned a first subset of the global memory space, said first subset of the global memory space corresponding to one of local and remote memory; and

    (b) a second protocol engine configured to be assigned a second subset of the global memory space, said second subset of the global memory space corresponding to one of local and remote memory;

    wherein the cluster further comprises circuitry configured to select the first protocol engine of the protocol engines using destination information associated with a memory transaction of the memory transactions where the destination information corresponds to the first subset of the global memory space and wherein the circuitry is configured to select the second protocol engine where the destination information corresponds to the second subset of the global memory space.

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