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8068508 Electronic circuit with processing units coupled via a communication network  
A two-way network interface is provided for both sending transmission messages and receiving reception messages between a pair of processors through a network. The network interface uses...
8065464 Method for transmitting data from and to a control device  
A method for transmitting data from and to a control device, in particular an engine control device for a motor vehicle that has a first communication interface and a second communication...
8065465 Mitigating main crossbar load using dedicated connections for certain traffic types  
One embodiment of the invention sets forth a control crossbar unit that is designed to transmit control information from control information generators to destination components within the...
8065463 Multi-purpose flight attendant panel  
A flight attendant panel, in which a plurality of computer units can be coupled to a common input/output device by a circuitry. One of the computer units is designated as the master computer unit...
8050260 Method and system for load balancing in infiniband switches and networks  
A switch element and a method for routing packets in an IB Multi Level switch and network is provided. The method includes determining if alternate routing is enabled for a packet; determining an...
8051238 On-chip bus architectures with interconnected switch points, semiconductor devices using the same and methods for communicating data in an on-chip bus architecture  
An on-chip bus includes a plurality of switch points including first and second switch points, a plurality of inter-switch links including at least one inter-switch link coupled between the first...
8046520 Compound computer system and method for sharing PCI devices thereof  
A resource management module of a management server for controlling a multi-root I/O manager connected to a PCI switch for connecting a plurality of I/O devices and a plurality of computers with...
8046606 Host computer with shared storage device  
A host computer formed of a motherboard, a power supply unit with a power switch, a data storage device and an external interface is disclosed to have a transfer switch switchable between a first...
8041868 Bus relay device and bus control system including bus masters, interconnect section, and bridge section  
A combination includes a first bus master coupled to a first bus to output a first signal group including at least one of signals onto the first bus, a second bus master coupled to the first bus...
8041875 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...
8041861 Memory device communicating with a host at different speeds and managing access to shared memory  
A memory device includes a high speed port, a low speed port, at least a first memory bank, a first register, and a multiplexer. The at least first memory bank is shared by the high speed port and...
8037274 Apparatus for supporting creation of access path from host to logical volume  
A path creation support apparatus acquires either a portion of the parameters required for path creation or parameter decision information for deciding this portion of the parameters from a...
RE42812 Apparatus for providing I/O support to a computer system and method of use thereof  
An apparatus for providing I/O support to a computer system and a method of use thereof is disclosed. The apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes an internal control element...
8032684 Programmable bridge header structures  
A computer system includes compute nodes coupled through a switch to shared or non-shared I/O devices. The switch includes a pool of bridge headers and virtual bridges coupling a root port of a...
8027272 Auto-configuration and discovery of portable telecommunication system  
A portable telecommunications system (PTS), and discovery and update protocol provides an ad-hoc system in which PTS systems can detect one another over a wide area network (WAN). The system may...
8028017 Virtual controllers with a large data center  
Disclosed are a method, a system and a computer program product for dynamically allocating and/or de-allocating resources and/or partitions that provide I/O and/or active storage access services...
8028186 Skew management in an interconnection system  
An interconnection system is described where data lanes may be exchanged between lines at intervals along a transmission path so that the differential time delay between bits on a plurality of the...
8019906 Dual mode displayport (DP) and high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) transmitter configured to transmit video and/or audio signals in DP or HDMI according to mode signal  
A system and method for dual mode DP and HDMI transmission are provided. Briefly described, one embodiment of a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter, among others, can be implemented as follows. The...
8015341 Communications device and method for configuring a communication port depending on a direction condition of a remote device communicatively coupled to the communications port  
A communications port is implemented for configuration in direction and arrangement. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a communications link (110), such as a PCI Express...
8010732 Storage system provided with a plurality of storage modules  
For a storage system provided with a plurality of storage modules including a first storage module and a second storage module, the first storage module is provided with a first switch circuit...
8006060 Apparatus for supporting creation of access path from host to logical volume  
A path creation support apparatus acquires beforehand, from a storage system or a host, either a portion of the parameters required for path creation or parameter decision information which is...
8006025 Architecture for an output buffered switch with input groups  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that transfers data between the components in the computer system through a switch. In these embodiments, the switch includes multiple switch...
8001393 Storage control device  
The storage control device of the present invention reduces the power consumption amount by stopping the transmission of power to enclosures that are not accessed. A plurality of additional...
7995567 Apparatus and method for network control  
A network control apparatus and network control method is provided. The network control apparatus including: a content addressable memory receiving to store a plurality of addresses which are...
7995573 Method and system for mobile network nodes in heterogeneous networks  
A method and a system for creating a communications link between at least two mobile network nodes. A first and a second interface administration module generates look-up tables including...
7996594 Interrupt-driven link status feedback mechanism for embedded switches  
A computer implemented method, a tangible computer readable medium, and a data processing system intelligently propagate link status information received by a blade server to the various ports of...
7996175 PCI load card  
A PCI load card includes a PCI interface, an operational amplifier, at least two switches, and a controller. A terminal of each switch is connected to an input terminal of the operational...
7991941 Memory access assist  
A method and apparatus are provided for facilitating access from a control system to the memory of a processor across two buses, one of which acts as a bottleneck to communication between the...
7987313 Circuit of on-chip network having four-node ring switch structure  
A hierarchical ring architecture is constructed with on-chip networks. The on-chip network includes two type-0 ring nodes and two type-1 ring nodes. Multiple data transfer is provided in parallel...
7984228 Device connection routing for controller  
Device connection routing for controllers is provided. A computing device is configured with multiple controllers that provide connections for peripheral devices. The controllers enable the...
7983888 Simulation circuit of PCI express endpoint and downstream port for a PCI express switch  
Single hardware subsystems that present two software views that appear to be two separate hardware subsystems attached in a hierarchy are implemented with PCI arrangements. In an embodiment, a...
7979620 Method, system and computer program for monitoring activities on computers connected through a hardware switch  
A technique for monitoring computers connected to a hardware switch. The switch is used to selectively connect a single set of peripheral units to the central unit of a selected one of the...
7979621 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...
7979759 Test and bring-up of an enhanced cascade interconnect memory system  
A memory hub device with test logic is configured to communicate with memory devices via multiple hub device ports, and is also configured to communicate on one or more busses in an upstream and...
7970979 System and method of configurable bus-based dedicated connection circuits  
A high performance field programmable gate array is described with one or more signal processing engines coupled to a programmable logic fabric. Each signal processing engine includes a signal...
7966440 Image processing controller and image forming apparatus  
An image processing controller performs transmission and processing of image data by connecting an engine and a CPU connected via a chipset. A first controller controls communication with the...
7966486 Computer system with dual basic input output system and operation method thereof  
A computer system including a central processing unit (CPU), a chipset, a first bus, a second bus, a first memory, a second memory, and a logic control circuit is disclosed. The chipset is coupled...
7966443 Memory systems including memory devices coupled together in a daisy-chained arrangement  
A memory system having a plurality of memory devices and a memory controller. The memory devices are coupled to one another in a chain. The memory controller is coupled to the chain and configured...
7958341 Processing stream instruction in IC of mesh connected matrix of processors containing pipeline coupled switch transferring messages over consecutive cycles from one link to another link or memory  
In some embodiments, each matrix processor in a matrix of mesh-interconnected matrix processors includes an instruction processing pipeline, and a hardware data switch capable of streaming data...
7953905 Methods and apparatus for modeling a storage area network  
Configurations herein present a multi-segment perspective of the SAN that models the SAN as an interconnection of protocol independent segments, each operable according to a particular transport...
7953917 Communications protocol expander  
An expander device is configurable to identify itself as an end device and not an edge expander device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
7952868 Computer enclosure and data storage device bracket of the computer enclosure  
A computer enclosure is used to install a computer motherboard therein. The computer motherboard includes a number of peripheral component interconnect (PCI) sockets for mounting a number of PCI...
7949816 Method and apparatus for enhancing universal serial bus applications  
A system for enhancing universal serial bus (USB) applications comprises an upstream processor, a downstream processor and a main controller. The upstream processor accepts standard USB signals...
7945740 Structure for a memory switching data processing system  
A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a memory switching data processing system is provided. The memory switching data...
7945722 Routing data units between different address domains  
Methods for routing data units and PCI Express switches are disclosed. A plurality of devices may be coupled to a corresponding plurality of physical interfaces, each physical interface having a...
7937537 Memory switching data processing system  
A memory switching data processing system including one or more central processing units (‘CPUs’); random access memory organized in at least two banks of memory modules; one or more memory buses...
7937519 Lane merging  
A buffer is associated with each of a plurality of data lanes of a multi-lane serial data bus. Data words are timed through the buffers of active ones of the data lanes. Words timed through...
7934045 Redundant and fault tolerant control of an I/O enclosure by multiple hosts  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for reliably controlling an I/O enclosure. A bus module receives two or more Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (“PCIe”) sideband signals via...
7934032 Interface for establishing operability between a processor module and input/output (I/O) modules  
Described are electronics systems and methods for distributing a limited number of lanes of a PCI Express-based processor (CPU) module among a plurality of PCI Express-based I/O modules with which...
7930583 System and method for domain failure analysis of a storage area network  
Systems, methods, apparatus and software can implement a SAN monitoring scheme for determining changes in SAN topology, such as device failure and state changes. These changes are recorded in a...