Patent Number: 8,719,404

Title: Regular expression searches utilizing general purpose processors on a network interconnect

Abstract: A first hardware node in a network interconnect receives a data packet from a network. The first hardware node examines the data packet for a regular expression. In response to the first hardware node failing to identify the regular expression in the data packet, the data packet is forwarded to a second hardware node in the network interconnect for further examination of the data packet in order to search for the regular expression in the data packet.

Inventors: Kuesel; Jamie R. (Rochester, MN), Kupferschmidt; Mark G. (Rochester, MN), Schardt; Paul E. (Rochester, MN), Shearer; Robert A. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018