Lynne Jolitz, has received a granted patent Term Addressable Memory of an Accelerator System and Method.
The patent addresses an improved term addressable memory and includes a mechanism for performing predetermined plurality of pattern matches of packets to classify them for use with stateful protocol processing units that can resolve session data spread across multiple data packets and process them for the ultimate destination. In a term addressable memory, redundant terms are recorded with a single memory entry. Two classes of terms are used to match packet addresses and application ports, as well as a much smaller session CAM that matches the aggregate match of all terms to a specific session.
The invention replaces a conventional content addressable memory such as that used in the "TCP/IP Network Accelerator System and Method" invented by Jolitz, Lawson, and Jolitz for InterProphet Corporation , a funded semiconductor company founded by William and Lynne Jolitz which pioneered and holds the fundamantal technology patents on Layer-4 low-latency protocol processing using dataflow design. InterProphet produced the most efficient and scalable TCP/IP hardware network server and storage card ever invented using SiliconTCP, as part of products such as EtherSAN.