Patent Number: 7,103,726

Title: Methods and apparatus for managing probe requests

Abstract: According to the present invention, methods and apparatus are provided for increasing the efficiency of data access in a multiple processor, multiple cluster system. Mechanisms for reducing the number of transactions in a multiple cluster system are provided. In one example, memory controller filter information is used to probe a request or remote cluster while bypassing a home cluster memory controller.

Inventors: Glasco; David B. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Newisys, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/14 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018