(54) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC GROUPING OF REQUESTORS OF RESOURCES IN A MULTI-PROCESSOR SYSTEM
(75) Inventor: Hiroaki Terakawa, Tokyo (JP)
(73) Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.,
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 39 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/535,128
(22) Filed: Sep. 26, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0077721 Al Mar. 27, 2008
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 710/241; 710/240; 710/244;
(58) Field of Classification Search 710/113,
710/116, 117, 118, 240, 241,244 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
6,092,137 A * 7/2000 Huangetal 710/111
Methods and apparatus provide for: assigning each of a plurality of requesters to a respective one of a plurality of requester groups; receiving tokens from a plurality of resources, where each token is an exchange medium for permitting one of the requesters having the token to access an associated one of the resources for a period of time; receiving requests for the tokens from one or more of the requesters; allocating the tokens to at least one of the respective requester groups and the requesters thereof based on token allocation criteria; and dynamically re-assigning one or more of the requesters among the requester groups based on feedback information concerning at least some prior token allocations.
24 Claims, 8 Drawing Sheets