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1. (WO2018106393) INTERCONNECT NETWORK SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONSISTENCY MECHANISMS, MULTIPLE PROTOCOLS, AND MULTIPLE SWITCHING MECHANISMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106393    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060703
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04L 12/40
H04L 29/06
H04L 12/933
Applicants: INTEL IP CORPORATION
Inventors: REINIG, Helmut
MLADENOV, Todor M.
BERNARDI, Simona
DE GRUIJL, Robert
Title: INTERCONNECT NETWORK SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONSISTENCY MECHANISMS, MULTIPLE PROTOCOLS, AND MULTIPLE SWITCHING MECHANISMS
Abstract:
A network interface is provided which comprises: a first buffer configured to buffer a first flow of a first type of commands from a first device to a second device, wherein the first device is configured in accordance with a first bus interconnect protocol and the second device is configured in accordance with a second bus interconnect protocol; a second buffer configured to buffer a second flow of a second type of commands from the first device to the second device; and an arbiter configured to arbitrate between the first flow and the second flow, and selectively output one or more commands of the first type and one or more commands of the second type.