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Having A Plurality Of Nodes Performing Distributed Switching

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Communication device and communication control method
12/18/14 - 20140369359 - A communication device is included in an ad hoc network in a reactive routing scheme. The communication device includes a receiving unit, a selecting unit, and a transfer control unit. The receiving unit receives a route request frame including overall quality information on routes through which the route request frame...

Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, and storage medium
12/11/14 - 20140362864 - Reduction of the processing cost of reconstructing data at a receiving apparatus in multipath transmission is aimed at. A transmitting apparatus for transmitting data using a plurality of communication paths includes a determination unit configured to determine whether to cause a communication path for transmitting a first data unit and...

Moca packet aggregation
11/27/14 - 20140348175 - Embodiments may be disclosed herein that provide systems, devices, and methods of operating a Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) network. One such embodiment is a method comprising: aggregating packets, including at least control packets and acknowledgement packets, with other packets....

Hardware hash table virtualization in multi-packet processor networking systems
11/13/14 - 20140334494 - Techniques for virtualizing hardware hash tables in a networking system are provided. In one embodiment, the networking system can maintain a plurality of virtual hash tables corresponding to a plurality of hardware hash tables in the networking system. For each hardware hash table and its corresponding virtual hash table, the...

Controlling routing during scheduled node downtime
10/23/14 - 20140314096 - In one embodiment, a first node in a shared-media communication network may receive a message indicated a scheduled downtime of a second node located between the first node and a destination. The first node may determine whether to perform a search for an alternate route toward the destination. In response...

Processing requests for services in a service request at a receiving controller and processing controller in a switch
10/16/14 - 20140307741 - Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for processing requests for multiple services in a service request. A receiving controller, comprising one of a controlling forwarder or a data forwarder, receives a service request for a service from an originating device node. The receiving controller forwards an internal...

Communication system, control device, forwarding node, and control method and program for communication system
10/16/14 - 20140307742 - A communication system includes a plurality of forwarding nodes that process a received packet in accordance with a processing rule that determines a matching rule matching a packet and a process to be applied to a packet conforming with the matching rule; and a control apparatus that controls the forwarding...

Method and apparatus for automated subscriber-based tdm-ip conversion
10/16/14 - 20140307743 - An automated conversion method and apparatus are provided to automatically detect the type of an incoming signal (e.g., SONET or Ethernet signal) at a site and to encapsulate outgoing data, or not, based on that detection to facilitate conversion to new infrastructure (e.g., TDM to Ethernet). The automatic detection can...

Methods and systems for transmitting packets through network interfaces
09/25/14 - 20140286343 - A method carried out by a first communications device for transmitting data packets, wherein the first communications device comprises a plurality of network interfaces. Data packets are transmitted through a first network interface when a first condition is satisfied, and through a second network interface when a second condition is...

Distributed connection establishment and restoration
09/25/14 - 20140286344 - Connection constraints are flooded using an extension to a routing protocol being used to control forwarding on network. Nodes maintain topology and connection database and calculate routes for connections based on the constraints. If a node is on a calculated route for a connection it will install forwarding state for...

System and method for aggregating pseudowires
09/18/14 - 20140269735 - Systems, methods, architectures and/or apparatus for implementing Multi-Segment Pseudo Wire (MS-PW) arrangements in an efficient and scalable manner....

Transmission of data over a low-bandwidth communication channel
09/18/14 - 20140269736 - Disclosed herein are various systems and methods that may improve the transmission of data over low-bandwidth communication channels in an electric power delivery system. Devices communicating across a low-bandwidth communication channel may implement several approaches, according to various embodiments disclosed herein, to reduce the data transmitted across the low-bandwidth communication...

System, method and apparatus for lsp setup using inter-domain abr indication
09/18/14 - 20140269737 - A system, method and apparatus for causing network routers such as Area Border Routers (ABRs) to perform an ERO expansion in response to ERO expansion trigger indicia included within an RSVP Path message....

Indefinitely expandable high-capacity data switch
09/18/14 - 20140269738 - A data switch for a packet data switch includes switching nodes connected to each other in an interconnecting matrix, providing a multiplicity of data paths between an incoming data or telecom port and an outgoing data or telecom port of the data switch. The interconnecting switching nodes can achieve high...

High availability server configuration with n + m active and standby systems
09/18/14 - 20140269739 - A switch may be configured with multiple zones to provide access to an external storage to certain processing systems. For example, the switch may be configured with two zones, in which a first zone configuration provides access to the external storage for a first processing system and a second zone...

Transmission system, transmission apparatus, and transmission method
09/11/14 - 20140254600 - A transport system comprises a transport apparatus, which is used to construct a transport network using MPLS-TP; and a control apparatus for establishing a path in the transport network. The transport apparatus is coupled to a transfer apparatus, which is used to construct a transfer network using a network protocol...

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and computer-readable storage medium
09/11/14 - 20140254601 - A data processing apparatus includes an input unit to input data and processing modules. The processing modules may be connected as part of a ring-shaped data transfer path to transfer data in one direction. Each processing module includes a communication unit configured to implement a first data processing path and...

Method for transmitting messages in a communication network
09/04/14 - 20140247831 - A method is disclosed for transmitting messages in a communications network with at least three communications nodes. At least one communications node always remains active and stores messages sent by a second communications node. If the second communications node switches to an idle state, the caching node is informed thereof...

Packet distribution system, control device and control method
08/28/14 - 20140241371 - A packet distribution system includes: a first transfer device that is placed on a boundary of a core network and near first and second terminal devices; a second transfer device that is placed on the boundary of the core network and near a content distribution device; and a control device...

Constructing a topology-transparent zone
08/28/14 - 20140241372 - A network node used to construct a topology-transparent zone (TTZ). The network node may obtain a TTZ identifier (ID) that is uniquely associated with a TTZ. Additionally, the network node may obtain a first link that couples the network node to a second network node that is also assigned the...

Systems, methods, and devices for adaptive communication in a data communication network
08/28/14 - 20140241373 - Disclosed herein are devices, systems, methods, and computer-program products for multiplexing data from multiple transport protocols in computing. Dynamic, reliable, secure and scalable systems and methods are disclosed for onboarding multiple device types onto a network. Novel systems and methods are provided for resolving communication for durable and transient data...

Method for scalable routing in content-oriented networks
08/21/14 - 20140233575 - A method for routing content, comprising receiving an interest packet from a first face, wherein the interest packet comprises a content name field populated with a first content name, a destination field, and a broadcast flag field set to broadcast, wherein the broadcast field indicates whether the first face has...

System and method for enabling g.hn nodes to support 1905.1 relaying (mac relaying) while supporting legacy g.hn relaying according to the g.hn standards
08/21/14 - 20140233576 - A device including a first node configured to communicate, over a first connection, with a second node and a third node in a network. The first node includes a first network layer associated with a first communication domain. The first communication domain corresponds to the first connection. A second network...

Communication system, control apparatus, and control method thereof
08/21/14 - 20140233577 - A communication system includes: a plurality of nodes; a first node transmitting a request for a processing rule for processing a first packet; and a control apparatus including a first unit determining a first processing rule corresponding to the first packet in response to the request and preliminarily determining a...

Custom content insertion
08/14/14 - 20140226671 - Provided are methods and systems for inserting custom content. An example method can comprise receiving, at a first computing device, an insertion instruction over a first non-packet-switching protocol information stream. The method can also comprise querying, by the first computing device, a second computing device in response to receiving the...

Method & apparatus for detecting and avoiding interference in a communications network
08/14/14 - 20140226672 - A wireless mesh communication network includes a plurality of wireless routers which can be managed in a hierarchical manner with respect to one another and all of the routers are capable of detecting and avoiding interference on channels over which they communicate with one another. Depending upon whether a channel...

Network system
08/07/14 - 20140219285 - A network system includes a signaling network configured to perform signaling information exchange with client nodes, determine a data information transfer route, and generate setting information, and a data network configured to construct the data information transfer route according to the setting information from the signaling network and perform data...

Method and apparatus for exchanging data signals over a plurality of domains in a home network
07/24/14 - 20140204952 - A method for receiving data signals transmitted over a plurality of domains in a network includes receiving a first data signal at a first physical interface connected to a first domain from among the plurality of domains; receiving a second data signal at a second physical interface connected to a...

Virtual link aggregation using state machine
07/10/14 - 20140192817 - Physical links between an access switch and a pair aggregation switches are aggregated into a virtual link aggregation group (vLAG). Each aggregation switch is a local switch to itself and a remote switch to the other aggregation switch. Each aggregation switch maintains a state machine including initialization, local-up, remote-up, and...

Energy management for communication network elements
07/03/14 - 20140185621 - A method of managing data flow may include assigning, along a communication route, a predetermined total energy consumption limit for a network adaptor having a first and a second network adaptor port card, whereby the route transmits data between a first and a second node within the network. Along the...

Non-broadcast multiple access inverse next hop resolution protocol (inhrp)
06/12/14 - 20140161130 - The present invention is a method and apparatus for obtaining information transmitted between a source station and a destination station in a non broadcast multiple access network. A connection between the source station and a server for the destination station is established. The server has a cache containing the information....

Multi-hop error recovery
05/22/14 - 20140140348 - Methods, apparatus and network architectures relating to the use of a Hop-by-Hop packet forwarding technique using “stepping stone” switches. The network architectures include use of stepping stone switches interspersed with non-stepping stone switches such as conventional network switches comprising network elements such switches, routers, repeaters, etc. The stepping stone switches...

Fault-tolerant, frame-based communication system
05/22/14 - 20140140349 - A packet-switched, fault-tolerant, vehicle communication internetwork (100, 400, 500) comprising port-based VLANs. Two or more VLANs are embodied where a source node (110, 410, 510,610) comprises two or more network interface circuits (130,140, 415,425, 515,525, 630,640), and where looping is precluded via specific VLAN tagging and switch ports (131-134, 200,...

Network communication node comprising a plurality of processors for processing layers of communication and associated node
05/08/14 - 20140126577 - In one embodiment, a network communication node receives data and includes a plurality of processors aimed at processing data at a given layer of communication so as to route them towards a given destination. The node determines at least one layer of communication for processing the received data. The node...

Traffic flow management within a distributed system
04/24/14 - 20140112348 - Various methods and systems are provided for traffic flow management within distributed traffic. In one example, among others, a distributed system includes egress ports supported by nodes of the distributed system, cut-through tokens (c-tokens) including an indication of eligibility of the corresponding egress port to handle cut-through traffic, and a...

Overlay services in communication networks
04/24/14 - 20140112349 - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a packet from a first host at a first edge device, the packet comprising a layer 3 address of a second host in communication with a second edge device, using the layer 3 address of the second host to receive a layer 2...

Network devices with feature peer network logic
04/17/14 - 20140105216 - A device receives a service graph of feature peers for a packet of an application flow. The feature peers are associated with a network and the service graph includes an ordered set of the feature peers and forwarding requirements for the ordered set of the feature peers. The device generates...

Centralized control and management planes for different independent switching domains
04/10/14 - 20140098820 - A network includes a first switching domain having a distributed fabric comprised of interconnected standalone switches. The standalone switches communicate with each other in accordance with a packet-based distributed fabric protocol. A second switching domain has a plurality of cell-based switches in communication with a cell-based switch fabric. The cell-based...

Method and system for routing information in a network
04/03/14 - 20140092911 - A method and system for determining an optimal route from a node to a given sink node in a network is described. Sink node periodically transmits routing information containing an indicator of recency. This indicator of recency is periodically updated. Routing information is received by a plurality of nodes in...

Network device
03/27/14 - 20140086254 - A network device may comprise storage media configured to store traffic, instructions for a lookup engine, a map manager, a traffic forwarder, and a map. The map may comprise rules associating IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. The traffic forwarder may be configured to forward outbound traffic to the second device. The...

System and method for supporting discovery and routing degraded fat-trees in a middleware machine environment
03/06/14 - 20140064287 - A system and method can support discovering and routing in a fabric with a plurality of switches. The system allows one or more switches in the fabric to be tagged with a switch role. Then, a subnet manager in the fabric detect the switch role that is associated with the...

System and method for storing/caching, searching for, and accessing data
03/06/14 - 20140064288 - A system for persistently maintaining data using a network for data packets is provided. The system includes a transmission medium associated with the network, a plurality of switches operatively connected to the transmission medium. Each switch has an intelligent network controller adapted for delivering the data packets to a device...

Relay device and connector
03/06/14 - 20140064289 - To provide a relay device capable of increasing the number of connected nodes in a bus-type network, and a connector providing the relay device. An ASC 1 as the relay device includes a bit width distortion correction circuit and a ringing pulse absorption circuit, corrects bit width distortion in bit...

Data transfer optimization through destination analytics and data de-duplication
02/20/14 - 20140050222 - There are provided methods and systems for transferring requested data over a node chain from a source node to a destination node through at least two intermediate nodes. A method includes identifying, at a file system level, at each of the at least two intermediate nodes, prior data previously sent...

Method and system for creating software defined ordered service patterns in a communications network
02/20/14 - 20140050223 - A software defined network service (SDNS) node for altering a logical flow of data packets in a network to accommodate predetermined ordered service chains, comprising a receiver configured to receive an encapsulated data packet comprising a tag via a encapsulated tunnel from another SDNS node, wherein the tag identifies an...

Providing a bufferless transport method for multi-dimensional mesh topology
02/20/14 - 20140050224 - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for determining whether a packet received in an input/output (I/O) circuit of a node is destined for the node and if so, providing the packet to an egress queue of the I/O circuit and determining whether one or more packets are...

Duplicate mac address detection
02/13/14 - 20140044134 - Various systems and methods for detecting media access control (MAC) address conflicts are described herein. An indication to create a virtual machine on the host device is received at a host device of a plurality of host devices. A MAC address to assign to the virtual machine is identified, and...

Compressing data packet routing information using bloom filters
02/06/14 - 20140036925 - In one embodiment, a Transit Information Bloom Filter (TIBF) signal component is generated for use with a routing protocol control message, the TIBF signal component identifying at least one parent node for a corresponding routing topology. The TIBF signal component is encoded in a generated Bloom filter. The parameters of...

Method and apparatus for exchanging messages
01/23/14 - 20140023083 - A method and an apparatus for communicating with a second apparatus. The apparatus includes a controller and a transceiver for exchanging a predetermined number of data fields between the apparatuses by transmitting and receiving frames having one or more data fields and including in each frame a field indicating which...

Reducing power consumption in a fat-tree network
01/23/14 - 20140023084 - A method for communication includes configuring a multi-level fat-tree network to include at least three levels of switches, including multiple modules arranged externally in a tree topology. Each module contains a respective group of the switches arranged in an internal tree extending over at least two of the levels of...

Communication control system, switch node and communication control method
01/16/14 - 20140016648 - High-speed packet processing is realized through the multiple processing by using the plurality of CPUs. A high-speed switch node is provided in which a large-capacity flow table is configured with the software-based switch node by using a large-capacity memory space of the CPU....

Criteria for identifying network frames
12/12/13 - 20130329742 - Disclosed are various embodiments of a network switch for storing a prefix address and a mask corresponding to the prefix address, the prefix address and the mask each representing a binary value, the mask representing a number of significant bits of an address beginning with a most significant bit. The...

End-to-end fibre channel over ethernet
12/12/13 - 20130329743 - In one embodiment, a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) proxy point (FPP) that is connected to one or more end-point devices is coupled to one or more other FPPs, and to a FCoE control and management plane (F-CMP) server. The FPP provides data plane functionality. The F-CMP server provides control...

Multipath effectuation within singly contiguous network fabric via switching device routing logic programming
12/05/13 - 20130322454 - Each of a network fabric controller device and a network fabric forwarder devices includes network connecting hardware and network managing logic. The network connecting hardware of the devices connects them to a singly contiguous network fabric including switching devices that route data between initiator nodes and target nodes and that...

Switch system and method for operating a switch
12/05/13 - 20130322455 - A method for operating a switch is provided. The switch shares a resource between a plurality of thunderbolt (TB) hosts and at least a TB device, and includes a plurality of non-transparent bridges. The method includes steps of establishing a memory address mapping between each the non-transparent bridge and the...

Communication device, a control device, and a non-transitory computer readable medium
12/05/13 - 20130322456 - A communication device transmits a first packet to a first device via a network device, and receives a second packet from the first device. A transmission time between the communication device and the first device is calculated using time indicated by the communication device when the communication device transmitted the...

Lossless connection failover for single devices
11/28/13 - 20130315253 - The WAN optimization devices delay ACK until the ACK is actually received from the target while opening up the TCP window. When the ACK is received and forwarded, the TCP window is reduced in size. If there are mirrored WAN optimization devices, the original WAN optimization device sends the datagram...

Real-time packet transforms to avoid re-transmissions
11/28/13 - 20130315254 - There exists a need to reduce re-transmission delays in real time feeds (such as video) by sending the packet with sufficient repair/recovery information inside the packet container so the relaying stations and/or the receiving devices can fix errors in transmission by perusing the contents of the packet and the repair...

Signaling of attachment circuit status and automatic discovery of inter-chassis communication peers
11/28/13 - 20130315255 - In an embodiment, a method of signaling status at a routing device is provided. In this method, the routing device establishes an inter-chassis control plane channel session with a remote routing device. Here, the routing device and the remote routing device are linked to a multi-homed routing device. The routing...

Communication system, node, control server, communication method and program
11/21/13 - 20130308650 - A packet contains an array of processing operations that are to be performed by a node. Each node in a data forwarding network performs the processing it has to perform in accordance with the array of the processing operations contained in the packet (FIG. 1)....

Packet flow offload to remote destination with routing bypass
10/31/13 - 20130287035 - A network utilizes centralized control for the transport of a packet flow to a destination via an intermediary network. The network identifies the intermediary network best suited for offloading the packet flow and then develops a routing policy based on Multiprotocol Label Switching or other circuit-switching type techniques. This ensures...

Establishing tunnels between selective endpoint devices along communication paths
10/10/13 - 20130266020 - In one embodiment, an intermediary device situated along a communication path between two endpoint devices may receive communication packets sent along the communication path. If the intermediary device receives a connection-initiating packet having a customization indicator and a connection-acknowledgement packet having a customization indicator, then the intermediary device may install...

Switch, information processing apparatus, and communication control method
10/03/13 - 20130259053 - A PCIe switch stores therein a first identifier used by a CPU to identify a device, a second identifier that is a common identifier to identify the device in a network formed among a plurality of switches that connect the CPU to the device, and a destination of an access...

Communication station, communication control program, and communication network system
10/03/13 - 20130259054 - There is provided with a communication station including: a receiving unit, a determining unit, a transmitting unit and a reachability testing unit wherein the receiving unit receives a packet from a network in which a plurality of communication stations are interconnected, the determining unit determines whether the receiving unit receives...

Reconfigurable branching unit for submarine optical communication networks
10/03/13 - 20130259055 - Methods and systems for optical communication in a submarine network are provided. An input signal is received from a terminal at a reconfigurable branching unit (BU), wherein the BU enables bidirectional transmission between any two terminals, and the input signal is demultiplexed into at least one individual waveband or wavelength...

Virtual subport data traffic management
09/26/13 - 20130250961 - A network element includes an ingress interface, a VSP queue, and a switch fabric (SWF). The ingress interface includes a first virtual subport (VSP) and a second VSP. The first VSP is configured to receive data traffic. The VSP queue is coupled to the second VSP such that data traffic...

Method and apparatus for label distribution
09/26/13 - 20130250962 - The present invention provides a method for label distribution, including: receiving a Label Distribution Protocol packet that contains a first label and is distributed by a downstream node, in which the first label belongs to a downstream logical topology; searching for a second label that corresponds to the first label...

Rsvp-te mp2mp solution
09/26/13 - 20130250963 - An apparatus comprising a processor configured to store a first upstream label in a forwarding table upon receipt of a first message encapsulating the first upstream label from a first adjacent node, store a first downstream label in the forwarding table upon receipt of a second message encapsulating the first...

Delegate forwarding and address resolution in fragmented network
08/29/13 - 20130223454 - A method for forwarding data within a virtual network instance comprising a plurality of end nodes using a designated forwarding node, wherein the method comprises maintaining a plurality of complete forwarding information for all of the end nodes within the virtual network instance, receiving a data packet destined for any...

Flow control using a local event ring in an island-based network flow processor
08/22/13 - 20130215901 - An island-based network flow processor (IB-NFP) integrated circuit includes islands organized in rows. A configurable mesh event bus extends through the islands and is configured to form a local event ring. The configurable mesh event bus is configured with configuration information received via a configurable mesh control bus. The local...

Information processing system and information processing apparatus
08/08/13 - 20130201992 - A control unit included in an information processing system determines, on the basis of information indicative of interface units and path information indicative of communication paths through a plurality of relay apparatus, whether or not the number of communication paths for access from the interface units to a node is...