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US20150089182 AUTOMATICALLY ALIGNING VIRTUAL BLOCKS TO PHYSICAL BLOCKS  
Automatically aligning virtual blocks of partitions to blocks of underlying physical storage is disclosed. In some embodiments, a starting offset of a partition included in a logical container is...
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A method and an apparatus to scan a stack for references to a heap used in executing a code via the heap are described. The heap may be allocated with fixed and varied sized slots. Each varied...
US20090300308 Partitioning of a Multiple Logic-Unit-Number SCSI Target  
A method, computer program product and computer system for assigning logic storage entities of a storage device to multiple partitions of a computer system, which includes associating each logic...
US20120311257 DISTRIBUTION WITH DYNAMIC PARTITIONS  
A method and system for specifying at least one read-only partition and at least one read/write partition in a storage device to provide a convenient user experience. Upon initial connection to a...
US20110055514 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREFERRED CPU BINDING ON VIRTUAL PARTITIONS  
A method and system for binding a preferred CPU to a virtual partition of a computer is disclosed. In one embodiment, a preferred CPU for a virtual partition of a computer is determined upon a...
US20110283289 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCES IN A PARTITIONED COMPUTING SYSTEM BASED ON RESOURCE USAGE VOLATILITY  
A system and method for managing resources in a partitioned computing system using determined risk of resource saturation is disclosed. In one example embodiment, the partitioned computing system...
US20140101402 SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTIPLE PARTITIONS WITH DIFFERING TRANSLATION FORMATS  
A system configuration is provided with multiple partitions that supports different types of address translation structure formats. The configuration may include partitions that use a single level...
US20140101361 SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTIPLE PARTITIONS WITH DIFFERING TRANSLATION FORMATS  
A system configuration is provided with multiple partitions that supports different types of address translation structure formats. The configuration may include partitions that use a single level...
US20140208057 STORAGE CARD PARTITION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A storage card partition system and a storage card partition method adapted for a mobile phone are disclosed. The system acquires a storage capacity of a storage card in the mobile phone, defines...
US20130067191 POOLED PARTITION LAYOUT AND REPRESENTATION  
A set of storage devices may interoperate to share a pool of storage space, such as in a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) scheme. However, the details of the representation of the pool...
US20110225379 VOLUME MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND STORAGE SYSTEM  
The present invention allocates a suitable physical device to each volume page according to the state transition command relating to paired volumes. A plurality of logical devices forming a...
US20060236066 Method for controlling a digital storage unit  
The invention relates to a process for management of a digital storage unit (2) divided into sectors, especially in view of its backup. This process comprises the stages that consist in: creating...
US20090006802 VIRTUAL STORAGE SPACE WITH CYCLICAL WRAPPING GRID FUNCTION  
Apparatus and method for arranging a virtual storage space with a cyclical wrapping grid function. The virtual storage space is formed from a physical memory and comprises a plurality of larger...
US20120203999 IMPLEMENTING OPTIMAL STORAGE TIER CONFIGURATIONS FOR A WORKLOAD IN A DYNAMIC STORAGE TIERING SYSTEM  
A method for Dynamic Storage Tiering (DST) may include identifying a first storage tier with a performance characteristic. The method may include monitoring the utilization of the first storage...
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A plurality of storage subsystems and a plurality of storage devices are maintained, and wherein each storage subsystem includes at least one storage device of the plurality of storage devices. A...
US20090300040 TABLE PARTITIONING AND STORAGE IN A DATABASE  
To provide efficient table partitioning, a database is described for distributively locating a plurality of sub-tables resulting from partitioning of a table in a database. This includes an...
US20080256227 METHOD AND PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING LABORATORY EQUIPMENT  
Method, apparatus and product for controlling an automated storage system for laboratory objects. The storage system includes a plurality of storage locations for receiving the laboratory objects....
US20110219204 GPU SUPPORT FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION  
A system and method for efficient garbage collection. A general-purpose central processing unit (CPU) partitions an allocated heap according to a generational garbage collection technique. The...
US20090276603 TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENT DATALOADS INTO PARTITIONED TABLES  
Techniques for efficiently loading data into a partition of a partitioned table of a database are provided. Data is stored in a swap table and the high water mark of the swap table has been reset...
US20090177860 DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR NETWORK STORAGE SYSTEM AND THE NETWORK STORAGE SYSTEM BUILT THEREOF  
A data management method for network storage system that said network storage system includes a storage network, a cluster of storage servers that provide data storage services for application...
US20090164746 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EXPANDABLE STORAGE  
Embodiments described herein disclose methods and devices for expanding the storage capacity in a storage device, including the steps of creating at least one partition in a storage memory of the...
US20100030988 VIRTUALIZING SWITCH AND COMPUTER SYSTEM  
A virtualizing switch includes a storage virtualizing section for making the host computer recognize storage areas prepared by combining storage areas of a physical storage devices as virtual...
US20100306773 Instant on Platform  
A method and apparatus allows multiple computer operating systems (OS) and/or personalities to run concurrently. An instant-on platform includes a resource management service, a caching service, a...
US20090083511 Storage subsystem and storage control method  
Failures may occur during the execution of an operation by a user, for example, when a directory quota cannot be expanded, or when a directory lacking in storage resources, which are to be...
US20090235043 AUTOMATIC TABLE PARTITIONING ROLL-IN  
A system, method and program product for automatically partitioning tables in a database system. A partitioning system is provided that includes: a system for analyzing a plurality of partition...
US20100313191 System and Method for Modifying Firmware  
A system and method for updating software in an information handling system are disclosed. One or more relationships between a firmware package and a set of components associated with the...
US20090125699 Adjustment of Data Storage Capacity Provided by a Storage System  
A storage system stores data in at least one partition of a physical storage media in accordance with file system information specifying a plurality of logical blocks having logical block...
US20150012688 COMPUTER SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF  
A computer system and an operating method thereof are disclosed herein. The operating method includes: dividing a file into a plurality of file segments; transmitting the file segments to an...
US20060253682 Managing computer memory in a computing environment with dynamic logical partitioning  
Managing computer memory in a computer with dynamic logical partitioning that operates transparently with respect to operating systems in logical partitions. Exemplary methods, systems, and...
US20100042802 MANAGEMENT OF RECYCLING BIN FOR THINLY-PROVISIONED LOGICAL VOLUMES  
A method for data storage includes representing logical volumes by respective sets of pointers to physical partitions in which data used by the logical volumes is stored. One or more of the...
US20090150640 Balancing Computer Memory Among a Plurality of Logical Partitions On a Computing System  
Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for balancing computer memory among a plurality of logical partitions on a computing system, the computing system having installed upon it a...
US20110185062 Qualitative Assignment of Resources to a Logical Partition In a Multipartitioned Computer System  
A qualitative resource assignment wizard receives qualitative information for a logical partition (LPAR) and calculates computer resource assignments for the LPAR based on the qualitative...
US20110145555 Controlling Power Management Policies on a Per Partition Basis in a Virtualized Environment  
A mechanism is provided for controlling power management policies on a per logical partition basis. A power management mechanism in a data processing system receives a notification that the...
US20100229175 Moving Resources In a Computing Environment Having Multiple Logically-Partitioned Computer Systems  
As needs of a computer system grow, further logically-partitioned computer systems may be added to allow for more partitions to be created. When new partitions are added, or when an entire...
US20090013147 COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ERROR MONITORING OF PARTITIONS  
A computer system for performing error monitoring of partitions. A partition status buffer (PSB) denotes a status (GOOD, BAD, NOCARE) of each partition of at least two partitions. The BAD status...
US20070061542 System for a distributed column chunk data store  
An improved system and method for a distributed column chunk data store is provided. A distributed column chunk data store may be provided by multiple storage servers operably coupled to a...
US20070073994 Virtual partitioning  
A method for operating a storage system, consisting of performing an allocation of respective partitions of a physical storage resource of the storage system to respective hosts of the storage...
US20080263309 Creating a Physical Trace from a Virtual Trace  
In an embodiment, virtual trace records are read and physical trace records are created and displayed. The virtual trace records are associated with virtual processors allocated to logical...
US20120216007 PAGE PROTECTION ORDERING FOR LOCKLESS WRITE TRACKING  
A method and system for tracking write access in a memory. The memory is partitioned into pages and each page is pointed to by a pointer. Upon receiving a request from a requester, a computer...
US20100058013 Online backup system with global two staged deduplication without using an indexing database  
An encryption for a distributed global online backup system with global two-stage deduplication in the absence of an indexing database where data blocks are encrypted using their SHA-1 signatures...
US20120117353 CLIENT PARTITION SCHEDULING AND PRIORITIZATION OF SERVICE PARTITION WORK  
A method in a data processing system is provided for processing a service request of a client partition. The method includes: obtaining by a service partition of the data processing system the...
US20090240912 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY STORING AND UPDATING PRIMARY STORAGE  
A method and system is disclosed for selectively storing and updating data in primary storage. The primary storage may initially be evenly partitioned into a predetermined number of partitions. As...
US20070088931 Method and apparatus to authorize cross-partition commands  
When a storage system is logically separated into several partitions for security reasons, users are provided with a mechanism to operate cross-partition commands securely. When a first...
US20070192553 Backup apparatus and backup method  
There is proposed a backup apparatus and a backup method capable of improving the cost performance of a storage apparatus. A backup volume having a capacity corresponding to at least the summation...
US20060095709 Storage system management method and device  
Inconveniences such as a manager erroneously deleting data in the secondary volume, or deleting the setting itself of the secondary volume in an SLPR storage system can be prevented. All LDEV...
US20080022034 Segmentation for a flash memory of a flash disc  
A segmentation design for dividing the flash memory of a flash disc into three segments A, B and C, or more segments. Segment A is a control area, segment B (only readable but not writable to...
US20060212649 License table for software protection  
A method and apparatus for creating a table of information stored on a disk is disclosed. A first track is located on a hard disk which is unaffected and immune to changes in an operating system...
US20130198484 SCALING ENERGY USE IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT  
A method, system, and computer usable program product for scaling energy use in a virtualized data processing environment are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of PIOAs is configured...
US20080126739 Parallel Execution of Operations for a Partitioned Binary Radix Tree on a Parallel Computer  
Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for parallel execution of operations for a partitioned binary radix tree that include: receiving, in a parallel computer, an operational entry for...
US20080256323 Reconfiguring a Storage Area Network  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for reconfiguring a portion of a storage area network by establishing one or more auxiliary data paths, configuring the storage area network to...