Patents Examined by Benjamin Wu
  • Patent number: 9996576
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for updating progression of performing computer system management. A computer system receives a log-on of a change implementer onto a managed computer system and searches a change request on a managing computer system. In response to that the change request is found, the computer system receives from the change implementer a command with a current date and time and matches the command to one or more tasks within the change request. In response to determining that the command matches the one or more tasks, the computer system updates start dates and times of the one or more tasks. And, in response to that the one or more tasks are completed, the computer system updates stop dates and times of the one or more tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric M. Anderson, Christopher J. Dawson, Leslie A. Nelson, Brett W. Singletary
  • Patent number: 9996401
    Abstract: A task processing method and virtual machine are disclosed. The method includes selecting an idle resource for a task; creating a global variable snapshot for a global variable; executing the task, in private memory space in the selected idle resource; after the execution of the task is complete, acquiring a new global variable snapshot corresponding to the global variable, and acquiring an updated global variable according to a local global variable snapshot and the new global variable snapshot; and determining whether a synchronization variable of a to-be-executed task in a task synchronization waiting queue includes the current updated global variable, and if the synchronization variable of the to-be-executed task in the task synchronization waiting queue includes the current updated global variable, putting the task into a task execution waiting queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Gu, Zhiqiang Ma, Zhonghua Sheng, Liufei Wen
  • Patent number: 9971622
    Abstract: Technologies for migrating an application from a source computing device to a destination computing device using lightweight virtualization includes a migration management module on each of the source and destination computing devices. The migration management module of the source computing device is configured to determine information of dependencies of the application to be migrated and perform a checkpointing operation on the application to generate application checkpoint data. The source computing device is further configured to transmit the dependencies and the application checkpoint data to the destination computing device. The migration management module of the destination computing device is configured to generate a container based on the dependency information and restore the application using the application checkpoint data. Other embodiments are described herein and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Bjorkengren
  • Patent number: 9935813
    Abstract: A method and system for capturing and transmitting screen content and input/output events from a server to a client device are provided. The method includes transmitting, to the client device, a screen output rendered by the server respective of a first instance of a first application; and transmitting, to the client device, the screen output rendered by the server respective of a second instance of a second application, wherein the first instance is contained in a first securable object associated with the first application and the second instance is contained in a second securable object associated with the second application, wherein the first instance and the second instance are simultaneously executed by the server under a single logon session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Amos Lahav, Udi Lavin, Netzer Shlomai, Adi Ruppin
  • Patent number: 9921884
    Abstract: Mechanisms are disclosed for mount and non-mount based access to filesystems contained in virtual disks in virtual machine images. Access can be had to the filesystems even when the virtual machine images are not executing. Access to the filesystems can also be provided to local and remote client applications. Access can also be provided to snapshots of the virtual machine images at various points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. McInerny
  • Patent number: 9904570
    Abstract: A plurality of virtual machines (VMs) is migrated from a source group to a destination group in such as way as to achieve consistency and either availability or group preservation. Execution of VMs in the source group is selectively delayed during state migration so that memory transfer of all the VMs in the group will converge roughly at the same time. After VM state transfer to the destination group, execution switch-over is coordinated using different handshake and acknowledgement messages, passed either through a “leader” VM in each group, or directly between source-destination VM pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Arunachalam Ramanathan, Gabriel Tarasuk-Levin
  • Patent number: 9904580
    Abstract: An operating system interface, responsive to detecting a non-privileged thread request with a scheduling attribute set to a critical setting to request access to at least one privileged core, selectively schedules the non-privileged thread request into a privileged core queue associated with the at least one privileged core only when a resource availability of the at least one privileged class core meets a threshold level of availability, the at least one privileged core providing a higher throughput than at least one regular core. The operating system interface, responsive to detecting a privileged thread request with the scheduling attribute set to the critical setting, automatically scheduling the privileged thread request into the privileged core queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Mealey, Suresh E. Warrier
  • Patent number: 9898330
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention related to compacted context state management are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes instruction hardware and state management logic. The instruction hardware is to receive a first save instruction and a second save instruction. The state management logic is to, in response to the first save instruction, save context state in an un-compacted format in a first save area. The state management logic is also to, in response to the second save instruction, save a compaction mask and context state in a compacted format in a second save area and set a compacted-save indicator in the second save area. The state management logic is also to, in response to a single restore instruction, determine, based on the compacted-save indicator, whether to restore context from the un-compacted format in the first save area or from the compacted format in the second save area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Atul Khare, Leena Puthiyedath, Asit Mallick, Jim Coke, Michael Mishaeli, Gilbert Neiger, Vivekananthan Sanjeepan, Jason Brandt
  • Patent number: 9898338
    Abstract: A computer system and operating method thereof are provided. The computer system comprises a central processing unit (21) and a random access memory (22). The random access memory (22) is provided with a resource allocating management storage region (32) for storing execution sequence of the central processing unit executing an application program, and a resource allocating management unit (31) for dynamically changing the execution sequence according to request amount of resource occupied by a plurality of application programs, wherein the execution sequence is such that the execution priority level of an application program with a small request amount of resource is higher than the execution priority level of an application program with a large request amount of resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zhuhai Ju Tian Software Technology Company Limited
    Inventor: Liqun Yang
  • Patent number: 9898061
    Abstract: A resource management system and method for performing resource capacity management in a cluster of host computers uses a snapshot of the cluster with one or more ghost host computers added to the cluster to execute a power management analysis. A ghost host computer is a fictitious construct based on a physical host computer. The results of the power management analysis may then be used as a cluster capacity recommendation to increase resource capacity of the cluster of host computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesha Shanmuganathan, Anne Holler, Aashish Parikh
  • Patent number: 9891943
    Abstract: An estimated time to migrate a VM from a source hypervisor to a target hypervisor is calculated. The estimated time is compared to a threshold time and based on the estimated time meeting the threshold time, a migration of the VM from the source hypervisor to the target hypervisor via the network is initiated. Based on the estimated time not meeting the threshold time, it is determined whether an additional path can be added to the network between the source hypervisor and the target hypervisor. If an additional path cannot be added to the network, a migration of the VM from the source hypervisor to the target hypervisor via the network is initiated. If an additional path can be added to the network, the additional path is added and the migration via the network is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Brenneman, Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 9891959
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for configuring a computer cluster. Job information identifying a data processing job to be performed is received by a processor unit. The data processing job to be performed comprises a plurality of stages. Cluster information identifying a candidate computer cluster is also received by the processor unit. The processor unit identifies stage performance models for modeled stages that are similar to the plurality of stages. The processor unit predicts predicted stage performance times for performing the plurality of stages on the candidate computer cluster using the stage performance models and combines the predicted stage performance times for the plurality of stages to determine a predicted job performance time. The predicted job performance time may be used to configure the computer cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Min Li, Valentina Salapura, Jian Tan, Yandong Wang, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 9891956
    Abstract: An operating system interface, responsive to detecting a non-privileged thread request with a scheduling attribute set to a critical setting to request access to at least one privileged core, selectively schedules the non-privileged thread request into a privileged core queue associated with the at least one privileged core only when a resource availability of the at least one privileged class core meets a threshold level of availability, the at least one privileged core providing a higher throughput than at least one regular core. The operating system interface, responsive to detecting a privileged thread request with the scheduling attribute set to the critical setting, automatically scheduling the privileged thread request into the privileged core queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Mealey, Suresh E. Warrier
  • Patent number: 9886303
    Abstract: Application code is obtained at a compiler toolchain, which accesses a package manager that tracks dependencies for a set of software components including application-level components represented as application-level packages, hypervisor interface-level components represented as hypervisor interface-level packages, and hypervisor-level components represented as hypervisor-level packages. A dependency solver is employed to select a sub-set of the set of packages that satisfy the dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricardo A. Koller Jemio, Daniel J. Williams
  • Patent number: 9880872
    Abstract: The method includes post copy migrating a guest virtual machine from a migration source host to a migration target host, executing the instruction stream of the guest virtual machine on the migration target host, and determining, by the migration target host, when the guest virtual machine encounters the page fault. When the guest virtual machine encounters the page fault, the method includes requesting, by the migration target host, the not-present page from the migration source host for loading on the migration target host, and emulating, on an emulator executing on or in communication with the migration target host, continued execution of the instruction stream of the guest virtual machine. The method also includes identifying, by the emulator, future page references to future pages from the emulated continued execution of the instruction stream, and requesting the future pages from the migration source host in parallel with the not-present page request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GoogleLLC
    Inventor: Venkatesh Srinivas
  • Patent number: 9880876
    Abstract: A method and system for scheduling, for periodic execution, a program requiring a computer hardware resource for execution. A computer determines and records historic utilization or availability of the resource multiple times a day. The computer subsequently receives a request to schedule the program for execution on the day at a specified time and (a) daily, (b) weekly, or (c) monthly at the specified time, and in response, the computer determines if there has been historical availability of the resource exceeding a predetermined availability threshold on the day at approximately the specified time to execute the program, and if so, schedule the program for execution on the day at the specified time and (i) daily, (ii) weekly, or (iii) monthly thereafter, as requested, and if not, not schedule the program for execution on the day at the specified time or (i) daily, (ii) weekly, or (iii) monthly thereafter, as requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Picinich, Loren W. Pusey, Jiyu C. Lin
  • Patent number: 9876732
    Abstract: Resource provisioning to a process in a distributed computing system, such as a cloud computing system. An instruction to provision a resource is received. Portions of the resource are provisioned to the process as they become available, and prior to all portions becoming available, based on determining that the provisioning speed is greater than or equal to the use speed for the resource. If the use speed is faster, it may be actively slowed down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 9870261
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects include managing a set of assets for a user in a shared pool of configurable computing resources. The shared pool of configurable computing resources has a set of virtual machines. A set of usage data for the user is established. The set of usage data corresponds to usage of an asset by the user. Based on the set of usage data for the user, an asset action for the asset for the user on a virtual machine is determined. In response to determining the asset action for the asset, the asset action for the asset for the user on the virtual machine is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Bradley L. Manning
  • Patent number: 9870260
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects include managing a set of assets for a user in a shared pool of configurable computing resources. The shared pool of configurable computing resources has a set of virtual machines. A set of usage data for the user is established. The set of usage data corresponds to usage of an asset by the user. Based on the set of usage data for the user, an asset action for the asset for the user on a virtual machine is determined. In response to determining the asset action for the asset, the asset action for the asset for the user on the virtual machine is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Bradley L. Manning
  • Patent number: 9871743
    Abstract: Resource provisioning to a process in a distributed computing system, such as a cloud computing system. An instruction to provision a resource is received. Portions of the resource are provisioned to the process as they become available, and prior to all portions becoming available, based on determining that the provisioning speed is greater than or equal to the use speed for the resource. If the use speed is faster, it may be actively slowed down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed