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7836266 Managing snapshot history in a data storage system  
A method for creating logical volume snapshots in a data storage system, including receiving a first write command to write first data to a partition of a logical volume, generating a first...
7836107 Disk seek optimized file system  
A disk-seek optimized file system is provided that may be advantageously deployed in a computer system that supports simultaneous Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functionality and user interaction,...
7836271 Using a single allocator to coordinate volume transformations across virtualization layers  
A computer system or memory medium with instructions executable by a computer system to use a single allocator to coordinate volume transformations across virtualization layers. In one embodiment,...
7831797 Memory system and method for transferring data therein  
A memory system is functionally designed so that, despite operation without an error correction device, memory chips of a memory module that are actually provided for error correction are...
7827376 System and method for protecting hidden protected area of HDD during operation  
A “setmax” command is issued in BIOS to hide the service area (HPA) of a HDD during normal operation, so that the HPA cannot be accessed or erased inadvertently by the user or by a virus. Pressing...
7827375 Defensive heap memory management  
A data structure, method and system are provided incorporating a general purpose memory allocator and defensive heap memory manager. This provides an ability to reliably detect various types of...
7822926 Cache memory  
A data processor includes a cache memory having a plurality of cache rows each row storing a cache line of data values, a memory management unit responsive to a page table entry to control access...
7822937 Method and apparatus for modifying reserve area of disk drive or memory  
The present invention is directed to a method for allocating resources in a disk drive having a user accessible area, a reserve area, and a boundary between the user accessible area and the...
7818701 Memory controller with variable zone size  
Disclosed is a method of partitioning a memory, comprising dividing the memory into a first plurality of sub-zones, allocating a plurality of spare blocks in each of the first plurality of...
7818535 Implicit container per version set  
When a client requests creation of a production file system or logical unit number (LUN) of storage, a sparse metavolume and a container file system built on the sparse metavolume are implicitly...
7818287 Storage management system and method and program  
Disclosed is a storage management system including at least one client, a first server having a primary storage, a second server having a secondary storage, and an intermediate device logically...
7818390 Method for transferring data between terminal apparatuses in a transparent computation system  
A method for transferring data between terminal apparatuses in a network at least comprising a server, a first terminal apparatus and a second terminal apparatus, wherein the server has a storage...
7814291 Flexible formatting for universal storage device  
The present invention relates to a record carrier, drive device and method of reading from or writing to the record carrier, wherein a predetermined navigation area (DN) is provided on said record...
7809914 Methods and system of pooling storage devices  
A system and method are provided for pooling storage devices in a virtual library for performing a storage operation. A storage management device determines a storage characteristic of a plurality...
7809908 Disk snapshot acquisition method  
A disk snapshot acquisition method, which is applied in a server comprising a memory allocated with a kernel space and a hard disk, comprises the steps of allocating all chunks having data stored...
7802072 Data storage device, memory management method and program for updating data recorded in each of a plurality of physically partitioned memory areas  
A data storage device comprises a memory that includes a plurality of physically partitioned memory areas with a rewrite buffer area to be used for data rewrite set within each of the partitioned...
7802062 Non-blocking variable size recyclable buffer management  
Buffer management system. A ring buffer may be implemented. The ring buffer includes a number of zones. Each of the zones includes state fields. The state fields include a filled indicator...
7801163 Buffer management policy for shared memory switches  
A method for allocating space among a plurality of queues in a buffer includes sorting all the queues of the buffer according to size, thereby to establish a sorted order of the queues. At least...
7797504 Device for processing information based on stored identifiers and a working method therof.  
A device for processing information and the working method of the same are provided. The device for processing information comprises: a memory in which logic for driving a firmware is stored; a...
7792879 Efficient heap utilization and partitioning  
A method comprising calculating first and second allocation speeds respectively for at least a first space and a second space in a runtime environment's memory space; and partitioning the runtime...
7793055 Transferring memory buffers between multiple processing entities  
Techniques for transferring data between multiple processing entities are described. A processing entity, such as a process or thread, transfers a first data structure to another processing...
7788446 System and method for drive-side guarantee of quality of service and for extending the lifetime of storage devices  
A storage device has a storage medium, a plurality of read-write mechanisms, a quality monitoring and book-keeping unit and a scheduling unit. The plurality of read-write mechanisms is coupled to...
7783858 Reducing memory overhead of a page table in a dynamic logical partitioning environment  
Mechanisms for reducing memory overhead of a page table in a dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) environment are provided. Each LPAR, upon its creation, is allowed to declare any maximum main...
7783856 Method and apparatus for management between virtualized machines and virtualized storage systems  
To manage physical paths between a server system and a storage system and information about routing between virtual machines and virtual storage systems in an integrated fashion. A computer system...
7783854 System and method for expandable non-volatile storage devices  
A method and system is introduced to allow expanding the storage capacity of a storage device using other storage device units in a dynamic manner. The expanded device may emulate a single large...
7777924 Color conversion device and color conversion program  
A color conversion device includes: a color conversion table that stores the color-component values; an area selecting unit that selects a cube; an area coordinate determination unit that...
7779426 Describing and querying discrete regions of flash storage  
A flash driver can be used by file systems and other applications to determine more detailed attributes and properties, such as region geometry, that describe the underlying flash component. This...
7779368 Systems and methods for presenting managed data  
Systems and methods for presenting managed data from one or more applications are invented and disclosed. A data storage management system comprises a data store, a data storage manager, and a...
7779224 Data storage system  
A method for storing data, consisting of distributing a first plurality of groups of logical addresses among one or more storage devices in a storage system, receiving a second plurality of...
7774571 Resource allocation unit queue  
Provided is a system, deployment and program for resource allocation unit queuing in which an allocation unit associated with a task is classified. An allocation unit freed as the task ends is...
7774525 Zoned initialization of a solid state drive  
Zoned initialization of a solid state drive is provided. A solid state memory device includes a controller for controlling storage and retrieval of data to and from the device. A set of solid...
7774538 Method for ternary contents address memory table management  
Provided are a method for Ternary Contents Address Memory (TCAM) table management and a computer-readable recording medium for recording a program that implements the method. The method includes...
7774467 Mechanism for making a computing resource allocation  
In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, there are provided methods and mechanisms for determining an allocation of resources, including hardware resources in a computing...
7765379 Parallel installation of logical partitions  
An apparatus and method provide parallel installation of logical partitions on a computer system. The function of a hardware maintenance console is built into a logical partition configuration...
7765365 Method of partioning storage in systems with both single and virtual target interfaces  
A method of partitioning storage is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes connecting at least one initiator with at least one target device. Upon connection of the at least one...
7765378 Utilization of memory storage  
A file storage system can include a file manager that adaptively partitions memory to accommodate the storage of fragmented data information. The fragments, potentially of varying size, can be...
7761685 Compressing and decompressing image data without introducing artifacts  
An apparatus may include a memory to store a first frame, a buffer to store at least one portion of a second frame previously stored in the memory, and first and second units to, respectfully,...
7761683 Variable width memory system and method  
A variable width memory system is disclosed. The variable width memory system facilitates efficient utilization of memory resources and delivery of information in a convenient manner. A plurality...
7761717 Memory device with data security in a processor  
A memory device containing data to be protected is integrated with a microprocessor and includes a first and a second memory portion with different accessibilities. The integration of the memory...
7757030 Simulating hardware dynamic partitioning capabilities  
A system and method for providing DP capabilities on a computer system is provided. The DP capabilities include hot-add and hot-replace of various hardware components such as a processor, memory,...
7752416 System and method for distributed partitioned library mapping  
A system and method of media library access that utilizes distributed mapping of media library partitions. A first controller can be connected to a data transport element of a media library and a...
7752415 Method for controlling the capacity usage of a logically partitioned data processing system  
The present invention provides a new method and a new system for controlling the capacity usage of a logically partitioned data processing system comprising physical data processing resources that...
7743221 Memory sharing method for sharing SRAM in an SOC device  
A memory sharing method for at least a functional module and a target module is disclosed. The functional module includes at least a static random access memory (SRAM), the memory sharing method...
7743375 Information handling system including dynamically merged physical partitions  
An information handling system includes instruction processing nodes in respective physical partitions. A communications bus couples two information processing nodes together. Each node includes...
7739268 Optimization of performing query compilations  
Implementations of various technologies for compiling a query. In one implementation, the memory consumption of the query may be monitored. If the amount of memory consumed by the query exceeds...
7733348 Image processing apparatus, its control method and data management method  
The present invention provides an image processing apparatus that can make effective use of a memory area. To accomplish this, the image processing apparatus comprises storage means having a first...
7734933 System for providing secure and trusted computing environments through a secure computing module  
The present invention is directed to a system for providing a trusted environment for untrusted computing systems. The system may include a HAC subsystem managing shared resources and a trusted...
7734888 Capacity guarantees in a storage system  
A file system receives a request to set a capacity guarantee for a virtual volume associated with a logical aggregation of physical storage. In response, the file system sets the capacity...
7730277 System and method for using pvbn placeholders in a flexible volume of a storage system  
A multi-stage technique invalidates and replaces loadable physical volume block numbers (pvbns) stored in indirect blocks of a dual vbn (“flexible”) virtual volume (vvol) of a storage system to...
7725643 Methods and systems for detecting and avoiding an address dependency between tasks  
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide a optimization tool for avoiding an address dependency between tasks in a program. The tool determines...