Patent Number: 6,311,224

Title: Dynamically selectable data compression techniques based on processing capacity

Abstract: An apparatus is provided with operating logic for performing a number of data compression operations, and control logic for dynamically selecting one or more of the data compression operations, and have the selected data compression operation(s) performed on a set of data, in accordance with a set of scaling policies. In one embodiment the scaling policies are based, at least in part, on processor type and thread backlog. The scaling policies are used to determine compression techniques and combinations to use with data being communicated.

Inventors: Packard; Keith R. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Network Computing Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G06T 9/00 (20060101); G06F 3/14 (20060101); H03M 7/48 (20060101); H03M 7/46 (20060101); H04N 7/34 (20060101); H04N 7/32 (20060101); H04N 7/26 (20060101); H04N 7/24 (20060101); G06F 013/00 (); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018