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1. WO1997050212 - RING-ORDERED DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK

Publication Number WO/1997/050212
Publication Date 31.12.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/011333
International Filing Date 26.06.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 12.01.1998
IPC
H04L 12/42 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN or WAN
42Loop networks
H04L 12/433 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN or WAN
42Loop networks
427with decentralised control
433with asynchronous transmission, e.g. token ring, register insertion
H04L 12/56 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
54Store-and-forward switching systems
56Packet switching systems
CPC
H04L 12/42
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. local area networks [LAN], wide area networks [WAN]
42Loop networks
H04L 12/433
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. local area networks [LAN], wide area networks [WAN]
42Loop networks
427with decentralised control
433with asynchronous transmission, e.g. token ring, register insertion
H04L 49/351
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
49Packet switching elements
35Application specific switches
351LAN switches, e.g. ethernet switches
Applicants
  • GATEWAY 2000, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GILBERT, Timothy, G.
  • FEKETE, Istvan
  • SCHINDLER, Jeffrey
Agents
  • SLIFER, Russell, D.
Priority Data
08/670,60926.06.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) RING-ORDERED DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK
(FR) RESEAU ORDONNE EN ANNEAU RECONFIGURABLE DYNAMIQUEMENT
Abstract
(EN)
A ring-ordered dynamically reconfigurable computer network utilizing an existing communications system. The network comprises a plurality of nodes. Each node is coupled to the existing communications system by two data channels and a control channel. The network is established by each data channel of each node connecting operably to a data channel of another node. All the nodes are ordered in a ring. The control channel of each node is operably connected to the switch of the existing communications system. The network also comprises a network manager to establish the network, facilitate communication among the nodes, and dynamically reconfigure the network without disturbing communication among the nodes. Optionally, each node connects to the network only when it actually needs to communicate with another node.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un réseau informatique en anneau reconfigurable dynamiquement, utilisant un système de communications existant. Le réseau comporte plusieurs noeuds. Chaque noeud est couplé au système de communications existant par deux voies de transmission de données et un canal de commande. Le réseau est établi par la connexion exploitable de chaque voie de transmission de données de chaque noeud à une voie de transmission de données d'un autre noeud. Tous les noeuds sont ordonnés dans un anneau. Le canal de commande de chaque noeud est connecté de façon exploitable à l'inverseur du système de communications existant. Le réseau comporte également un gestionnaire de réseau permettant d'établir le réseau, de faciliter la communication de données entre les noeuds, et de reconfigurer dynamiquement le réseau sans que cela perturbe la communication de données entre les noeuds. Eventuellement, chaque noeud est connecté au réseau uniquement s'il y a réelle nécessité de communiquer avec un autre noeud.
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