Method and apparatus for implementing scheduling algorithms in a network element

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7394808
APP PUB NO 20050259574A1
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10852317

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Device-wide performance guarantees may be implemented in a network element using a pull forwarding scheme by using separate processes on the network element communicating via handshake signals to enable coordination between the aspects of the network element. One class of processes execute at the ingress queues, a second class of process execut at junction points, and a final class of processes execute at the egress ports. The combination of these separate processes leads to the correct scheduling of frames in a device-wide manner as if there were a centralized scheduler with complete information about all queued frames. As a result, the performance guarantees of the intended scheduling algorithm are preserved and are provided in a device-wide manner. The scheduling algorithms that are supported include round-robin, deficit round robin, negative deficit round robin, weighted round robin, and strict priority.

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RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLCONE MARKET PLAZA STEUART TOWER SUITE 800 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105

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Achtari, Guyves Ottawa, CA 12 364
Figueira, Norival Campbell, CA 7 32
Li, Huiwen San Jose, CA 7 244

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