Switches and a network of switches

STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS (2014) Switches and a network of switches. .

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A switch includes at least one input configured to receive data and at least two outputs configured to send data to at least two further switches in a network via at least two output links. Each output link has a known hop value. The switch further includes a direction determinator that determines a routing direction for the data from information identifying a relative location of the switch in the network and information identifying a destination of said data. A distributor within the switch processes the routing direction and direction information about each output link in order to select one of said at least two outputs for outputting said data. The selection that is made prioritizes output links for selection which have relatively higher known hop values.

Item Type:Patents
Additional Information:Patent Number: US8825986B2.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cano Reyes, Dr Jose
Authors: Coppola, A.-M., Locatelli, R., Flich Cardo, J., Cano Reyes, J., and Duato Marin, J. F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
First Published:02 September 2014

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