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8677176 Cable redundancy and failover for multi-lane PCI express IO interconnections  
Method and apparatus for providing failover operation for a connection between a first PCIE bridge and a first input/output (IO) device are provided. A first set of bussed bits is exchanged between...
8645747 Cable redundancy and failover for multi-lane PCI express IO interconnections  
Method and apparatus for providing failover operation for a connection between a first PCIE bridge and a first input/output (IO) device are provided. A first set of bussed bits is exchanged between...
8645010 System and method for locomotive inter-consist equipment sparing and redundancy  
In a system and method for communicating data in a locomotive consist or other vehicle consist (comprising at least first and second linked vehicles), a first electronic component in the first...
8645746 Cable redundancy and failover for multi-lane PCI express IO interconnections  
Method and apparatus for providing failover operation for a connection between a first PCIE bridge and a first input/output (IO) device are provided. A first set of bussed bits is exchanged between...
8589723 Method and apparatus to provide a high availability solid state drive  
A method and apparatus to use Solid State Drives (SSD) in a high availability enterprise system is provided. Concurrent redundant paths are provided to the SSD to at least two storage controllers...
8566653 Infrastructure for rapid service deployment  
A controller is used to provide a sharable, programmable and composable infrastructure. The controller includes a user manager to take input of user application programming interface calls that...
8510593 Control apparatus  
A control apparatus includes a lower layer control unit configured to perform control of a load, an upper layer control unit configured to control the lower layer control unit, a communication unit...
8438419 Fault management for a communication bus  
A differential communication bus comprising a master module and a plurality of slave modules connected to at least first and second conductors whereby to communicate between the master and slave...
8427941 Redundant storage virtualization subsystem having data path branching functionality  
Disclosed is a redundant storage virtualization subsystem (SVS) having branching functionality. The SVS comprises a first and a second storage virtualization controller (SVC) and a physical storage...
8407391 Computer system managing I/O path and port  
It is provided a computer system comprising a plurality of computers; a PCI switch; and a plurality of I/O devices connected to the PCI switch, wherein the communication path includes a virtual...
8365011 Data transmission device, and method and computer readable medium therefor  
A data transmission device, configured to be connected with a plurality of terminal devices via a network, includes a data transmission unit transmitting data sequentially to the terminal devices,...
8365012 Arrangements detecting reset PCI express bus in PCI express path, and disabling use of PCI express device  
A root port connection functioning as a PCI express bridge, and having a PCI express path constituting a PCI express tree having a PCI express device or switch; when detecting a failure on a PCI...
8352800 Universal serial bus system and method  
When a controller identifies a universal serial bus (USB) device connected to a USB interface, it outputs a control signal to close a relay and a first start test signal to an electronic device to...
8261128 Selection of a domain of a configuration access  
A data processing system includes an input/output (I/O) host bridge to which at least one I/O adapter is coupled by an I/O link. In a register of the I/O host bridge, a configuration partitionable...
8135999 Disabling outbound drivers for a last memory buffer on a memory channel  
Memory apparatus and methods utilizing multiple bit lanes may redirect one or more signals on the bit lanes. A memory agent may include a redrive circuit having a plurality of bit lanes, a memory...
8122285 Arrangements detecting reset PCI express bus in PCI express path, and disabling use of PCI express device  
A computer system including a plurality of PCIe paths is configured such that a failed PCIe path only is disabled, thereby preventing the computer system from system resetting. The computer...
8078718 Method and apparatus for testing a storage system head in a clustered failover configuration  
A first storage server head and a second storage server head are operated and are configured redundantly to provide a host with access to a plurality of mass storage devices. A diagnostic process...
8046640 Safety-oriented automation system having automatic address recovery  
An industrial automation system for controlling the operating means of a technical process. The system includes fail-safe modules for interchanging process data with the operating means, i.e.,...
8042006 Automatic system for power and data redundancy in a wired data telecommunications network  
Redundancy of data and/or Inline Power in a wired data telecommunications network from a pair of power sourcing equipment (PSE) devices via an automatic selection device is provided by providing...
8032794 Error processing method and information processing apparatus  
An error processing method processes an error generated on a bus of a CPU, by inputting a bus error that is generated on at least one of an instruction bus and a data bus of the CPU to the CPU by a...
7793158 Providing reliability of communication between supernodes of a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture  
A mechanism is provided for providing reliability of communication. A first processor determines a current state of links coupled to ports of a first processor of the data processing system. Each...
7565566 Network storage appliance with an integrated switch  
A network storage appliance including one or more integrated switching devices is disclosed. The appliance includes redundant storage controllers that transfer frames of data between storage...
7539724 Instant messaging for event notification and exchanging data in an industrial controller environment  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for distributing control information such as event notifications and status in a substantially real time manner. Such information can be...
7467321 Fast software fault detection and notification to a backup unit  
A method and system for quickly informing a backup unit that a primary unit has failed. Normally an exception handler is activated when a software failure occurs and network controller chips or the...
7454652 System for and method of managing resource operations  
In a storage system including an information processing apparatus and a storage apparatus that is communicably connected to the information processing apparatus via a communication network and that...
7451359 Heartbeat mechanism for cluster systems  
A heartbeat system and method is provided for a cluster system. The cluster includes a plurality of nodes. The nodes access files on one or more data storage devices over a network. The system...
7451343 System and method for communicating a software-generated pulse waveform between two servers in a network  
A method of monitoring a status condition of a first server with a second server in a server network, and also providing synchronization and messaging between the two servers, the method including:...
7441272 Techniques for self-isolation of networked devices  
A technique for self-isolation of a network device that has been identified as potentially harmful. The network device may be isolated from the network except for an out-of-band communication...
7434107 Cluster network having multiple server nodes  
A cluster network that includes multiple server nodes is disclosed. Each of the multiple nodes of the cluster network is coupled to first and second expander devices. The cluster network includes a...
7434088 Method and apparatus for network fault correction via adaptive fault router  
A fault router method and system for use in a parallel redundant network environment provide additional safeguards over traditional redundant networks. Where multiple connection faults on multiple...
7401254 Apparatus and method for a server deterministically killing a redundant server integrated within the same network storage appliance chassis  
An apparatus for deterministically killing one of redundant servers integrated into a network storage appliance chassis along with at least one storage controller is disclosed. Each server can...
7346801 Persistent reservation IO barriers  
A method for sharing a storage device amongst a plurality of computers while providing data integrity in the storage device is presented. A computer is registered for a reserved access type with...
7340636 Error recovery level optimization in network system  
To provide a technique whereby a value of an error recovery level determined in negotiation processing between an initiator and a target can be set to a suitable value that is intended by a...
7337349 Mechanism for improving accessibility of JMX monitoring information in web content  
System, method and computer program product for monitoring the status of components in a data processing system that improves the accessibility of JMX monitoring information in web content. The...
7278066 Automatic fieldbus device load-mode identification  
A Fieldbus device and method for handling errors arising from parameter write messages. A load mode identifier detects if the parameter write messages are operator initiated or program initiated....
7272859 Information providing device and method  
An authentication function authenticates a PDA. The content database holds the usage conditions of a content and the information about the content. The communication function controls the reception...
7272671 Means of control bits protection in a logical partition environment having a first and second distinct operating system  
A method, system, and apparatus for secure programmable addressing is provided by relocating functions within a multifunctional chip to be distributed across multiple logical partitions and...
7260325 Network component for an optical network comprising an emergency operation function, especially for an optical network in ring topology  
A network component (3d) for an optical network (1) is described, including a coupling device (2; 4, 5) for optical coupling of the network component (3d) to the optical network (1), the coupling...
7254738 Method for processing error of received packet in ethernet MAC layer  
A method for processing a received packet in a MAC (Medium Access Control) layer of an Ethernet which receives a packet from a physical layer and transmits the received packet to a switch. The...
7237140 Fault tolerant multi-node computing system for parallel-running a program under different environments  
In a fault tolerant computing system, a number of processing nodes are connected via a communication channel to a management node. The management node has the function of setting the processing...
7191357 Hybrid quorum/primary-backup fault-tolerance model  
A hybrid quorum/consensus and primary-backup fault-tolerance model in an object-based distributed data storage system. When a primary manager fails, a hierarchy of network entities is established...
7185221 Method and system for signaling a system fault  
A method and system for signaling a system fault. In one method embodiment, the present invention receives an error advisory pertaining to a fault within a network. Next, the present invention...
7174387 Methods and apparatus for requesting link state information  
Methods and apparatus are provided for optimizing the reintroduction of a network node into a network. Information about neighboring nodes is stored in persistent memory. The network node can then...
7152146 Control of multiple groups of network-connected storage devices  
In a storage system comprising multiple storage devices with different interfaces, the characteristics, including the type of interface, of the storage devices on which the source volume is...
7133727 System and method for continuous online safety and reliability monitoring  
A system and method for continuous online safety and reliability monitoring is disclosed. The method includes the steps of obtaining operating information about at least one of a plurality of...
7117397 Apparatus and method for preventing an erroneous operation at the time of detection of a system failure  
If a failure is detected in a system, it is automatically judged which operation mode should be selected, a system-down mode or a dynamic degeneracy mode. If a failed device is severed from the...
7073083 Method and system for providing emergency shutdown of a malfunctioning device  
In a network system having a plurality of devices communicating via a network, a method and system for providing an emergency signal is provided. In one embodiment, a device is malfunctioning if...
7072819 Method for locating functional mistakes in digital circuit designs  
This debugging method exhaustively analyzes the impact of any set of given interrelated signal values in a digital circuit on the circuit's ability to satisfy a set of functional expectations. It...
7058843 Method and apparatus for computer network analysis  
A method and system for computer network analysis. A test network is configured and test scenarios are run using exemplary software applications. Trace data including network response and load...
7058844 System and method for rapid fault isolation in a storage area network  
A fault region identification system adapted for use in a network, such as a storage area network (SAN), includes logic and/or program modules configured to identify errors that occur in the...
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