Patent Number: 8,880,923

Title: Link power management in an I/O interconnect

Abstract: Described are embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and systems for link power management in an I/O interconnect. An apparatus for link power management in an I/O interconnect of a computer apparatus may include a switching fabric having a first switch and a second switch, configured to simultaneously transport first data packets over a first path of a link between a port of the first switch and a port of the second switch and second data packets over a second path of the link. The apparatus may include a power management unit configured to modify a power state of the port of the first switch based at least in part on relative power states of the first path and the second path. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.

Inventors: Saunders; Bradley (Portland, OR), Ravichandran; Krishnan (Saratoga, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00