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7516368 Apparatus, method, and computer product for pattern detection  
An occurrence pattern of an event is detected from an event log based upon information concerning plural kinds of relationships defined among events, such as a simultaneity rule, an order rule, a...
7502969 Method and apparatus for analyzing digital circuits  
By providing at least two hardware representations of a specified circuit design, an efficient debugging system is provided that allows 100% design visibility at an extremely reduced simulation...
7500150 Determining the level of availability of a computing resource  
Data is collected relating to the availability of a computing resource such as data identifying a start event that indicates that the computing resource became available for use and data...
7496897 Multiple code sets for multiple execution contexts  
The invention relates to optimizing software code execution during state transitions. The system handles changes in execution context using differential rule checking techniques. For instance,...
7496898 Error analysis and diagnosis for generic function calls  
A method and computer program product for detecting and diagnosing errors in a generic function call and then presenting them in an error message is disclosed. A generic function call is provided...
7487398 Microprocessor design support for computer system and platform validation  
Elements of a computer system are tested by generating harassing transactions on a bus. A first transaction is detected on the bus. The first transaction including a first data request to a first...
7483810 Real time event logging system  
A method for monitoring a system operating in real-time includes monitoring the system for a triggering event or events, recording data about the system to a first memory in real time prior to...
7480833 Method and system for performing a hardware trace  
Methods and systems for pre-detecting a hardware hang in a processor. The methods comprise maintaining a count of a number of cycles in a predefined time interval without an instruction being...
7480832 Centralized error signaling and logging  
A device, method, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises one or more error receiving units, each operable to receive error requests from a given layer in a protocol and...
7480828 Method, apparatus and program storage device for extending dispersion frame technique behavior using dynamic rule sets  
A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing control of statistical processing of error data over a multitude of sources using a dynamically modifiable DFT rule set is disclosed....
7480839 Qualified anomaly detection  
A circuit and method of qualified anomaly detection provides detection and triggering on specific analog anomalies and/or digital data within a qualified area of a serial data stream. A start...
7478283 Provisional application management with automated acceptance tests and decision criteria  
A method and system for testing newly installed or recently upgraded software is presented. All software installation activities are tracked and logged. New and upgrade software is isolated,...
7478369 Method and device for optimising a test programme  
A method of supporting the optimization of a test program that is made up of a plurality of actions is described. The method may include applying the test program to a device, recording a protocol...
7475290 Debugging apparatus and method for information storage apparatus  
A debugging apparatus is provided for debugging an information storage apparatus. The debugging apparatus includes a debugging control unit, an information converting circuit, and a computer...
7475295 Intelligent watchdog circuit  
A simple, but intelligent watchdog circuit uses an up/down counter for its delay element. A watchdog event will occur if the counter is allowed to over flow or under flow its boundaries (in either...
7475296 Serviceability and test infrastructure for distributed systems  
A method and system for capturing a state of a distributed computer system is provided. The state is captured in response to an error or event message received by one of the clients and/or server...
7472180 Preventing deadlock in a policy-based computer system  
Methods and mechanisms for preventing deadlock in a policy-based computer system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes various machine-implemented steps, such as a step of...
7469356 Signals crossing multiple clock domains  
Methods, systems, and circuits are provided for signals crossing multiple clock domains. One circuit includes a number of different clock domains located on different portions of the ASIC. A...
7461297 Method of remotely monitoring an internet web site  
A metod of performing a service which remotely monitors a Web site includes the steps of monitoring the site for an error and notifying a site representative in the event an error is detected on...
7461186 Data handover unit for transferring data between different clock domains by parallelly reading out data bits from a plurality of storage elements  
The invention provides a data handover unit for transferring data from a furst clock domain to a second clock domain, comprising: a first clock unit operable to supply a first clock signal; a...
7457999 Debug port system for control and observation  
Some embodiments provide a device under test comprising a processing core to support execution debug signals, a debug ring to receive and to transmit the execution debug signals from and to the...
7458078 Apparatus and method for autonomic hardware assisted thread stack tracking  
Method and apparatus for tracking thread stacks during a trace of a computer program. Hardware assistance mechanisms allow a processor to autonomically maintain a thread work area for each thread...
7447946 Storage of trace data within a data processing apparatus  
The present invention provides a data processing apparatus and method for storing trace data. The data processing apparatus comprises a bus operable to interconnect a number of master devices and...
7444574 Stimulus extraction and sequence generation for an electric device under test  
A method and system that utilizes a graphical interface that enables a user to select and capture building blocks of a Device Under Test (DUT) test scenario from a previously run test case or from...
7441155 Indexing system for protocol analyzers  
An indexing system provides a more efficient and effective interface to display and manipulate large amounts of trace data from computer data and storage networks that is captured and stored in...
7441154 Network analysis tool  
Embodiments of the invention provide a method for determining errors and metrics in a computer network. The method includes positioning an analyzer in communication with the network, capturing a...
7437617 Method, apparatus, and computer program product in a processor for concurrently sharing a memory controller among a tracing process and non-tracing processes using a programmable variable number of shared memory write buffers  
A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for, in a processor, concurrently sharing a memory controller among a tracing process and non-tracing processes using a programmable...
7433803 Performance monitor with precise start-stop control  
A system and method for performance monitoring in processors is provided. The system and method evaluates the performance of the processor by counting selected events during one or more defined...
7430692 Processor operational status management system  
A system inhibits alert monitoring during a predefined time period such as system maintenance by suppressing automatic communication of false alert messages to systems, on call personnel and...
7430689 Counter-invasive software system and method  
A method and apparatus for detecting, curing and remedying invasive software installation inadvertently, negligently, or intentionally marketed by a vendor. A party may procure a product that...
7428664 Protocol replay system  
An expert protocol analyzer, which records a protocol exchange between two or more hardware devices on a network or software modules in a multiprogramming environment. To validate a potential fix,...
7424384 Enhanced testing for compliance with universal plug and play protocols  
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for enhanced Universal Plug and Play (“UPnP™”) compliance testing. A control point (e.g., a computer system) and...
7421555 System, device, and method for managing file security attributes in a computer file storage system  
A system, device, and method for managing file security attributes in a computer file storage system generates a set of Windows file security attributes from a set of UNIX file security...
7418632 Service processing system, processing result management device and processing result checking method of service processing system  
The present invention provides a service processing system that process a service for performing predetermined linkage processing on document data among plural devices connected to a network...
7418631 Program-controlled unit  
A program-controlled unit has debug resources for monitoring the operations proceeding within the program-controlled unit. The program-controlled unit described is distinguished by the fact that...
7412509 Control system computer, method, and program for monitoring the operational state of a system  
A control system, computer, method and computer program that imposes a monitoring load to the extent necessary to carry out pattern analysis on the operation of a system and failure analysis and...
7409578 Graceful load fail over  
Systems and methodologies that facilitate real time recognition of missing and/or invalid objects in a component based framework, via employing a graceful load fail over engine that can self heal...
7409596 Apparatus and method for initializing diagnostic functions when specified run-time error criteria are satisfied  
A run-time monitor allows defining sets of run-time error criteria and corresponding diagnostic action to take when the run-time error criteria is satisfied. One way to define the run-time error...
7409597 Processor bus for performance monitoring with digests  
A method for monitoring event occurrences from a plurality of processor units at a centralized location via a dedicated bus coupled between the plurality of processor units and the centralized...
7398426 Method for capturing computer application diagnostics  
A diagnostic method in an aspect-oriented data processing environment is provided. The environment comprises a data processing system having an operating system for executing an application,...
7398429 System and method for tracing and logging for software module  
A method and system for tracing and logging for a software module is provided. The method includes the steps of detecting at least one error and analyzing at least one error message corresponding...
7392434 Logic analyzer data processing method  
A logic analyzer data processing method used in a logic analyzer having a control circuit adapted to read in test data from a test sample, a memory controlled by the control circuit to store the...
7392430 System and program product for checking a health of a computer system  
Under the present invention, a configurable dictionary is provided. The configurable dictionary includes a set of objects that identify: (1) attribute conditions of the computer system to be...
7383538 Storing and restoring snapshots of a computer process  
A method to trace a variable or other expression through a computer program is disclosed. A user determines the variable and the conditions upon which activity of the variable will be monitored....
7379860 Method for integrating event-related information and trace information  
A method for emulating and debugging a microcontroller. In one embodiment, an event thread is executed on an emulator that operates in lock-step with the microcontroller. Event information is...
7373376 Method and system for evaluating quality of service over the internet  
A method of measuring performance of a transaction over a network. The transaction includes requesting information from an information source connected to the network and interacting with the...
7370324 Switching between a service virtual machine and a guest virtual machine in a virtual machine monitor environment  
A method and system to switch between a Service virtual machine (VM) and a Guest VM in a virtual machine monitor (VMM) of a computer system. The VMM is loaded on the computer system to support a...
7363545 System and method for overcoming download cable bottlenecks during programming of integrated circuit devices  
A software architecture for facilitating communications between a computer or workstation and a programming apparatus used to program a PLD by minimizing the number of two-way communications on a...
7363548 Probable cause fields in telecommunications network alarm indication messages  
Data for inclusion in a probable cause field of a telecommunications network alarm indication message is structured to comprise first and second delimited data elements respectively indicating...
7353474 System and method for accessing signals of a user design in a programmable logic device  
Access to a signals of a user design in a programmable logic device (PLD) is provided without a compilation delay following selection of the signals. The system may include a generator, a...