Patent Number: 7,103,683

Title: Method, apparatus, system, and article of manufacture for processing control data by an offload adapter

Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture, where in one embodiment of the method metadata related to a packet may be allocated in a host memory by a protocol processor, where the host memory may be comprised in a host that may be capable of being coupled to a network adapter. The metadata may be copied from the host memory to an adapter memory that may be associated with the network adapter. The copied metadata may be processed by the protocol processor.

Inventors: Madukkarumukumana; Rajesh S. (Portland, OR), Ni; Jie (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/12 (20060101); G06F 13/10 (20060101); G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018