Patent Number: 7,042,901

Title: Method and system for processing data in a server

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing cells in a digital subscriber line access multiplexer is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of buffers, where each one of the plurality of buffers is operable to communicate with a particular one of line cards. The method also includes providing a timing signal controller. The timing signal controller is operable to transmit one or more signals to each one of the line cards. Each signals is a command to send a data cell. The method also includes transmitting a set of the signals to the line cards. Each signal of the set is directed to a unique one of the line cards. The signals in the set are staggered from each other by a respective time interval. The method also includes receiving, at each buffer, the data cell from the respective line card that is associated with the buffer, in response to transmitting the set of signals.

Inventors: Hann; William P. (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018