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non-blocking

The ability of a signal to reach its destination without interference or delay. In a non-blocking switch, all ports can run at full wire speed without any loss of packets or cells.
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Although the dual port IP Lookup (DuPI) SRAM based architecture proposed in [17] maintains packet input order and supports in-place nonblocking route updates and a routing table of up to 228 K prefixes (using a single Virtex4), the architecture is only suitable for single-dimension classification tasks.
The MIL-S3580 Layer 2 managed switch provides high-performance, nonblocking switching.
Using Nexus as the communication layer allows Meta-Chaos to implement nonblocking communication and select the underlying communication protocols (such as the Message Passing Interface, or MPI [11], and Unix sockets) at run time.
The send operation is defined to be asynchronous (nonblocking) and ordered (FIFO).
(2) Some authors use the term "nonblocking" to refer to such implementations.
The requirement initially called for 160 of these various sensors to be connected to a nonblocking full fan-out switching system and specified that the system must be capable of expanding to at least 256 inputs.
The nonblocking communication may be considered to hide this latency [10].
"In addition to incredible scalability," says Ed Roberson, coordinator of network services at the hospital, "The switches were the only nonblocking, wire-speed switches with quality of service.
Such errors arise whenever the simulator fails to model the precise behavior of the design under study, a task that is becoming increasingly difficult as processors move to memory systems that support features such as prefetching and nonblocking caches.
Other than that, the tasks are considered mutually independent - although nonblocking communication can often be enforced through the assignment of timing constraints and via copy-in/copy-out operations [Gerber et al.
Alternatives to the use of preemption-safe or scheduler-conscious locks include nonblocking and wait-free data structures and remote invocation of object methods.