Abstract: In a computing network environment having a gateway device that is connected on one side to at least one local area network and on other side to a plurality of initiating hosts, a method of establishing direct communication between a first initiating host and a second initiating host through the gateway device without necessity of involving the local area network in this communication and its related data transmission. The method comprising the steps of first obtaining the addresses and information of all connected hosts needed for establishing communication and storing it in a memory location accessible to said gateway device in form of a port-sharing table. The gateway device will be handling all requests for communication setups between hosts.
Abstract: Electronic semiconductor structures, and fabrication and sparing methods, each utilize an electrically programmable spare circuit incorporated with a multichip package. The programmable sparing capability in the multichip package is accomplished either with or without the inclusion of a spare chip(s). With a spare memory circuit, individual failed memory cells in the semiconductor chips of a stack can be functionally replaced by memory cells of the spare memory circuit subsequent to encapsulation and burn-in testing. With use of a spare chip, non-volatile sparing can occur subsequent to encapsulation and burn-in testing without physical rewiring of a wire bond connection. Specific details of alternate electronic semiconductor structures, and fabrication and sparing methods therefore, are set forth.
October 2, 1997
Date of Patent:
August 31, 1999
Internatinal Business Machines Corporation
Claude Louis Bertin, Erik Leigh Hedberg, Wayne John Howell