US Patent No. 9,411,776

SEPARATION OF DATA AND CONTROL IN A SWITCHING DEVICE


Patent No. 9,411,776
Issue Date August 09, 2016
Title Separation Of Data And Control In A Switching Device
Inventorship Pradeep S. Sindhu, Los Altos Hills, CA (US)
Kireeti Kompella, Los Altos, CA (US)
Dennis C. Ferguson, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Bjorn O. Liencres, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Nalini Agarwal, San Jose, CA (US)
Hann-Hwan Ju, Reno, NV (US)
Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Los Altos Hills, CA (US)
Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Los Altos, CA (US)
Sreeram Veeragandham, Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,411,776

1. A method comprising:
transferring, by a device, data, received at an input port of the device, to a memory via an input switch of the device;
identifying, by the device and based on information included in a header of the data:
an output port, of the device, associated with a destination identified in the header, and
information for routing the data through the device;
transmitting, by the device, information identifying the output port and the information for routing the data through the
device to an output switch of the device; and

initiating, by the output switch of the device, transfer of the data from the memory to the output port based on the information
identifying the output port and the information for routing the data through the device.