US Patent No. 10,554,572

SCALABLE INGRESS ARBITRATION FOR MERGING CONTROL AND PAYLOAD


Patent No. 10,554,572
Issue Date February 04, 2020
Title Scalable Ingress Arbitration For Merging Control And Payload
Inventorship William Brad Matthews, San Jose, CA (US)
Paul Roy Kim, Fremont, CA (US)
Puneet Agarwal, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assignee Innovium, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,554,572

1. An apparatus comprising:a merger subsystem configured to receive payload data for data units and corresponding control information for the data units, the merger subsystem comprising one or more memories in which the merger subsystem is configured to buffer at least some of the payload data for a given data unit at least until receiving given control information corresponding to the given data unit, the data units including at least particular data units, each of whose payload data is divided into multiple portions;
one or more interconnects configured to input portions of the data units and output the portions of the data units to destinations that are respectively indicated by the corresponding control information for the data units;
a scheduler subsystem configured to schedule dispatch of the portions of the data units from the merger subsystem to the one or more interconnects, the scheduling subsystem comprises a plurality of scheduler components, each scheduler component configured to select, during a particular interval, a different data unit portion to dispatch to the one or more interconnects, each different data unit portion outputted to a different destination of the one or more interconnects.