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Multi-thread peripheral processing using dedicated peripheral bus

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NRL

One embodiment of the present invention performs peripheral operations in a multi-thread processor. A peripheral bus is coupled to a peripheral unit to transfer peripheral information including a command message specifying a peripheral operation. A processing slice is coupled to the peripheral bus to execute a plurality of threads. The plurality of threads includes a first thread sending the command message to the peripheral unit.

Inventors: 
Dennis, Jack B.; Sandbote, Sam B.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
2000-11-17
Grant Date: 
2009-03-31
Grant time: 
3,056 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
56
Claim count percentile rank: 
11
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
2
Assignee: 
US NAVY