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7609656 Bridge device, method of controlling bridge device, and control program  
The bridge device is connected to a layer-2 network. The Query message distribution unit discriminates, distributes, and outputs the normal Query messages and abnormal Query messages among the...
7610414 Data transfer method and system, input/output request device, and computer-readable recording medium having data transfer program recorded thereon  
A data transfer method for transferring, through use of a plurality of paths, data between a plurality of logic devices provided in an external storage device and an input/output request device...
7606965 Information handling system with virtualized I/O adapter ports  
A communication port of a communications interface of an information handling system comprises a plurality of virtual ports. A first command is issued to obtain information indicating a number of...
7603478 Displaying routing information for a measurement system  
Computer-implemented system and method for presenting routing information in a measurement system. A meta-routing tool receives user input specifying a device, then retrieves a topography...
7603507 Storage system and method of storage system path control  
The present invention uses memory resources effectively and connects each storage device by a plurality of paths in a switchable manner, thus improving reliability and ease of use, by virtualizing...
7603509 Crossbar switch with grouped inputs and outputs  
A crossbar switch is optimized for area, performance, and power by grouping the data lines that comprise the input ports and output ports of the switch into a plurality of separate cross-point...
7602399 Method and apparatus for generating a pixel using a conditional IF—NEIGHBOR command  
A device and method for controlling generation of a final pixel utilizes a conditional statement, referred to as an IF_NEIGHBOR statement, which when compiled, causes a programmable pixel shader...
7600070 Disk drive packaging enclosure  
An arrangement of a plurality of disk drives having a interconnect control card and a plurality of disk drive carriers. The interconnect control card includes a plurality of serial interconnects;...
7594060 Data buffer allocation in a non-blocking data services platform using input/output switching fabric  
Data buffering allocation in a microprocessor complex for a request of memory allocation is supported through a remote buffer batch allocation protocol. The separation of control and data...
7587571 Evaluation unit in an integrated circuit  
An integrated circuit comprising a first terminal for exchanging signals; an evaluation unit coupled to the first terminal, the evaluation unit evaluating a signal level applied to the first...
7584318 Apparatus for coordinating interoperability between devices of varying capabilities in a network  
Embodiments of a routing device for coordinating the interoperability of devices with varying capabilities that send and/or receive commands in a storage network are disclosed. A host device in...
7584305 Serial peripheral interface circuit  
An exemplary serial peripheral interface circuit includes a host, a plurality of slaves, and a decoder. A data output terminal, a data input terminal, and a serial clock terminal of the host are...
7581021 System and method for providing multiple virtual host channel adapters using virtual switches  
A processor node of a network is provided which includes one or more processors and a virtualized channel adapter. The virtualized channel adapter is operable to reference a table to determine...
7577781 Bus system for use with information processing apparatus  
A processor bus linked with at least a processor, a memory bus linked with a main memory, and a system bus linked with at least an input/output device are connected to a three-way connection...
7574542 SAS expansion topology for RAID data storage including multiplexers and SAS expanders for interfacing with single or dual ports drives  
A data storage system having a first chassis, such first chassis having a pair of SAS expanders and a second chassis having a pair of SAS expanders. The first one of the pair of SAS expanders is...
7571273 Bus/device/function translation within and routing of communications packets in a PCI switched-fabric in a multi-host environment utilizing multiple root switches  
A computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for bus/device/function (BDF) translation and routing of communications packets through a fabric that utilizes...
7571264 Computer system for load balance, and method and program for setting path  
Provided is a computer system which includes computers and a storage system coupled to the computers. The storage system includes a first load measuring module that measures a first access load...
7568063 System and method for a distributed crossbar network using a plurality of crossbars  
A system and method for single hop, processor-to-processor communication in a multiprocessing system over a plurality of crossbars are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment is a...
7565474 Computer system using serial connect bus, and method for interconnecting a plurality of CPU using serial connect bus  
A computer system enable system operation by hiding the peculiarity of an upstream port of a switch in a computer system in which a plurality of CPU units are interconnected by a PCI Express...
7562176 Apparatus and methods for clustering multiple independent PCI express hierarchies  
Apparatus, systems and methods for clustering multiple PCI Express hierarchies to enable access of components in different hierarchies. Each PCI Express hierarchy includes a root device as well as...
7552262 Integration of an operative standalone router into a multi-chassis router  
A standalone router is integrated into a multi-chassis router. Integrating the standalone router into a multi-chassis router requires replacing switch cards in the standalone router with...
7552235 Autonomic selection of a request routing policy based upon cache effectiveness  
The present invention is a system, method and apparatus for autonomic request routing policy selection. The system of the invention can include a multiplicity of pre-configured request routing...
7552270 Signal transmission method, bridge unit, and information processing apparatus  
An information processing apparatus having a fat tree structure, in which signal transmission across node columns managed by respective processor units is performed through end point bridges...
7549003 Creation and management of destination ID routing structures in multi-host PCI topologies  
System and method for managing routing of data in a distributed computing system, such as a distributed computing system that uses PCI Express protocol to communicate over an I/O fabric. A...
7539824 Pooling and provisioning storage resources in a storage network  
A system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention provides Quality of Service (QoS) for Storage Access. Such QoS is partially enabled in one embodiment by the automatic pooling of storage...
7536497 Device and method for performing multi-function using unique port in wireless terminal  
Disclosed is a device and method for performing a multi-function using a unique port in a wireless terminal capable of performing a multimedia function using the unique port. The device includes...
7536496 Method and apparatus for transmitting data in an integrated circuit  
A method and apparatus for transmitting data between cores residing in an integrated circuit. Data is transmitted by using hubs located between the cores and an arbiter. The arbiter maintains a...
7523239 Bus communication system  
A bus communication system is equipped with an operation scheme based on a trouble detection method that prevents a halt of the entire bus communication system by partially operating the system...
7519761 Transparent PCI-based multi-host switch  
A transparent PCI-based multi-host switch. A switch is configured with multiple north facing ports to couple the switch to multiple hosts. The multi-host switch can be included in a variety of...
7519760 Data processing method and system for inputting data to pieces of digital equipment  
A first device is provided with a communicator having a first interface function and a second interface function defined in an asymmetric interface standard. A second device is connected to the...
7516345 Interface device for peripherals and priority control method thereof  
A peripheral interface device includes a plurality of ports, each of which supports corresponding ones of first interface methods; a plurality of interface converters each connected to respective...
7516263 Re-configurable PCI-Express switching device  
A configurable switching device includes a switch card coupled to interface with a backplane of a computer chassis, a plurality of PCI-Express switching elements coupled to the switch card, and a...
7509450 Microcontrol architecture for a system on a chip (SoC)  
A data processing system includes a main processor that runs an operating system; a microcontrol processor coupled to the main processor that controls a first plurality of hardware processes as...
7509444 Data access device for working with a computer of power off status  
This invention discloses a data access device for using in computer of power off status, which comprises a power multiplexer, a DC to DC converter, a serial bus signal to storage interface signal...
7506094 Method using a master node to control I/O fabric configuration in a multi-host environment  
A method is directed to use of a master root node, in a distributed computer system provided with multiple root nodes, to control the configuration of routings through an I/O switched-fabric. One...
7502884 Resource virtualization switch  
Methods and apparatus are provided for virtualizing resources including peripheral components and peripheral interfaces. Peripheral component such as hardware accelerators and peripheral...
7496697 Apparatus for managing multiple computers by remote control  
A computer management apparatus is provided for interconnecting a single user console including user interface devices, such as a console keyboard, a console video display unit, a console mouse,...
7496707 Dynamically scalable queues for performance driven PCI express memory traffic  
A method, data processing system, and PCI Express protocol for enabling high performance IO data transfers for multiple, different IO configurations, which include variable packet sizes and/or...
7487284 Transaction flow and ordering for a packet processing engine, located within an input-output hub  
An apparatus and method for controlling data traffic flow and data ordering of packet data between one or more peripheral devices and a processor/memory combination by using a packet processing...
7487281 Computer system to control the data transfer between a memory and a peripheral device connected to a CPU via a bus  
In a computer system that includes a memory, a peripheral device to which an address overlapping with a part of an address space assigned to the memory is assigned, a CPU for sending a signal...
7487270 Method and apparatus for using a personal digital assistant to interface with a communication station  
A method and apparatus for interfacing a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a communications appliance is provided. The method comprising a communication station receiving semi-structured data...
7484032 Fault tolerant computer system  
A computing hardware and software device called a Meta Mentor Central Processing Unit. The Meta Mentor purpose is to control memory, input/output interfaces, defining the operating system, the...
7484033 Communication system using PCI-Express and communication method for plurality of nodes connected through a PCI-Express  
To be able to transmit a response packet to a target, which is the original request source node, even if, after issuing a request from a node to another, a bus ID/a device ID is replaced in the...
7483442 VCRC checking and generation  
An Infiniband switch can be provided. The switch can have an input port logic unit for determining an output virtual lane for a received packet and for storing a descriptor of the determined...
7480758 Method and apparatus for automatically switching between USB host and device  
An apparatus and method for automatically switching between USB host and device is provided. In a device with a USB interface, the present invention automatically switches between a USB host and...
7478191 Method for automatically switching USB peripherals between USB hosts  
A system for automatically switching peripheral connectivity between two host devices based on respective connectivity of the hosts. The method may be used where peripherals are usually attached...
7478190 Microarchitectural wire management for performance and power in partitioned architectures  
A method for utilizing heterogeneous interconnects comprising wires of varying latency, bandwidth and energy characteristics to improve performance and reduce energy consumption by dynamically...
7472217 Asynchronous/synchronous KVMP switch for console and peripheral devices capable of switching KVM channels and peripheral channels to common or different computers  
A signal switch for sharing a video monitor, a plurality of console devices compliant with an industry standard and one or more than one peripheral device in any of a plurality of computer...
7469307 Storage system with DMA controller which controls multiplex communication protocol  
A disk controller has a channel adapter having a connection interface to a host computer or a disk drive; a memory adapter for temporarily storing data to be transferred between the host computer...
7469310 Network switch architecture for processing packets independent of media type of connected ports  
A network device for handling data and a method for handling data in a network device includes at least one media port and at least one high speed docking station, communicating with the at least...