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A system and process for providing auxiliary information about a distributed network of shared nodes, at least a plurality of the nodes being adapted for receiving at least one type of ESP-(associative ephemeral store processing) packet. Available for access at each of the plurality of ESP-adapted nodes is a dedicated associative store wherein a value, if bound to a tag, is only accessible as a bound (tag, value) pair for a short time period, τ. Different types of packets are contemplated for routing through the ESP-capable plurality of nodes such as those arbitrarily identified herein as a ‘first’ and ‘second’ type: each first type packet has at least one field comprising an opcode identifying an instruction, and a tag; each second type packet has an opcode identifying an instruction an LOC field containing an identifier of a location for execution of an operand by the second packet instruction at any one of the ESP-capable plurality of nodes. In another aspect, each of the ESP-capable plurality of nodes has input and output port units and a centralized unit; an associative store may be dedicated to one or more of the port units as well as to the centralized location.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Calver, Kenneth L. and Griffieon, James N., "System and Process for Providing Auxiliary Information for a Packet-Switched Network of Shared Nodes Using Dedicated Associative Store" (2008). Computer Science Faculty Patents. 1.