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Primary Examiner—-Tod R. Swann
Assistant Examiner—-J. Peikari
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Malin, Haley, DiMaggio &
A direct data delivery system and method for use in client/ server environments for direct transfer of data files between Peer I/O Devices so as to allow reading from or writing to file servers with minimal burden to the file server's central processing units, to alleviate congestion on data buses and delay of real time data delivery. The instant invention provides high bandwidth server solutions based upon hardware and software components that enable direct data/file transfers among peer I/O devices, including but not limited to, directed data transfers between storage and network I/O devices.
29 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets