Patents by Inventor Cosmos Nicolaou

Cosmos Nicolaou has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10606644
    Abstract: A method of specifying behavior among a group of computing tasks included in a request to be performed in a domain of computing resources is disclosed. Method steps include receiving, at a scheduler operably coupled to the domain, a p/f request, the received p/f request including a first group and a first relationship, the first group comprising at least a first p/f group element and a second p/f group element, the first relationship defining a desired behavior of the first and second p/f group elements with respect to each other during performance of the p/f request; determining whether the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship; and in response to a determination that the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship, allocating, with the scheduler, at least one available computing resource to fulfill the p/f request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Wilkes, David Oppenheimer, Walfredo Cirne, Cosmos Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 10176016
    Abstract: A method of specifying behavior among a group of computing tasks included in a request to be performed in a domain of computing resources is disclosed. Method steps include receiving, at a scheduler operably coupled to the domain, a p/f request, the received p/f request including a first group and a first relationship, the first group comprising at least a first p/f group element and a second p/f group element, the first relationship defining a desired behavior of the first and second p/f group elements with respect to each other during performance of the p/f request; determining whether the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship; and in response to a determination that the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship, allocating, with the scheduler, at least one available computing resource to fulfill the p/f request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Wilkes, David Oppenheimer, Walfredo Cirne, Cosmos Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 9946721
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating files in a virtual file system in the memory of a network system are discussed. The network system receives a filename including at least one file metadata. The file metadata includes a file size of the file, a random seed for generating content of the file, and modification information of the file. File content for the file may be generated based on the filename. The file content may then be provided to the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dor Gross, Cosmos Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 9727379
    Abstract: A method of specifying behavior among a group of computing tasks included in a request to be performed in a domain of computing resources is disclosed. Method steps include receiving, at a scheduler operably coupled to the domain, a p/f request, the received p/f request including a first group and a first relationship, the first group comprising at least a first p/f group element and a second p/f group element, the first relationship defining a desired behavior of the first and second p/f group elements with respect to each other during performance of the p/f request; determining whether the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship; and in response to a determination that the domain includes available computing resources capable of satisfying the first relationship, allocating, with the scheduler, at least one available computing resource to fulfill the p/f request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John Wilkes, David Oppenheimer, Walfredo Cirne, Cosmos Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 9009270
    Abstract: A method for content storage on behalf of participating content providers begins by having a given content provider identify content for storage. The content provider then uploads the content to a given storage site selected from a set of storage sites. Following upload, the content is replicated from the given storage site to at least one other storage site in the set. Upon request from a given entity, a given storage site from which the given entity may retrieve the content is then identified. The content is then downloaded from the identified given storage site to the given entity. In an illustrative embodiment, the given entity is an edge server of a content delivery network (CDN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Lisiecki, Cosmos Nicolaou, Kyle R. Rose
  • Patent number: 8868790
    Abstract: A hybrid server and multi-layer switch system architecture, referred to hereinafter as the Enterprise Fabric (EF) architecture, forms the basis for a number of Enterprise Server (ES) chassis embodiments. Each ES embodiment generally includes one or more Processor Memory Modules (PMMs, each generally having one or more symmetric multiprocessor complexes), one or more Network Modules, and a System Control Module (SCM). The SCM includes a cellified switching-fabric core (SF) and a System Intelligence Module (SIM). Each PMM has one or more resident Virtual IO Controller (VIOC) adapters. Each VIOC is a specialized I/O controller that includes embedded layer-2 forwarding and filtering functions and tightly couples the PMM to the SF. Thus the layer-2 switch functionality within the ES chassis is distributed over all of the SCM, NM, and PMM modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dean Lovett, Sharad Mehrotra, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Shreyas B. Shah, Myron H. White, Rajesh K. Jagannathan, Mangesh Shingane
  • Patent number: 8620950
    Abstract: A corpus of documents is identified, such as a large corpus of web documents. A quality score is applied to each, and at least some of the documents in the corpus of documents are identified based on their respective quality scores. At least one query characteristic, for instance, the language of a query, associated with a plurality of search queries is identified. A subset of documents in the corpus of documents is identified that satisfy the at least one query characteristic. An index is built that includes the identified at least some documents and the identified subset of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gautham Thambidorai, Eisar A. Lipkovitz, Cosmos Nicolaou, Li Fan
  • Patent number: 8601053
    Abstract: Multi-chassis fabric-backplane enterprise servers include a plurality of chassis managed collectively to form one or more provisioned servers. A central client coordinates gathering of provisioning and management information from the chassis, and arranges for distribution of control information to the chassis. One of the chassis may perform as a host or proxy with respect to information and control communication between the client and the chassis. Server provisioning and management information and commands move throughout the chassis via an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol. Alternatively, the client may establish individual communication with a subset of the chassis, and directly communicate with chassis in the subset. Server provisioning and management information includes events generated when module status changes, such as when a module is inserted and becomes available, and when a module fails and is no longer available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sharad Mehrotra, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Thomas Dean Lovett, Cosmos Nicolaou, Mangesh Shingane, Yuri Finkelstein, Curtis M. Collins, Geoffrey H. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20130254247
    Abstract: A method for content storage on behalf of participating content providers begins by having a given content provider identify content for storage. The content provider then uploads the content to a given storage site selected from a set of storage sites. Following upload, the content is replicated from the given storage site to at least one other storage site in the set. Upon request from a given entity, a given storage site from which the given entity may retrieve the content is then identified. The content is then downloaded from the identified given storage site to the given entity. In an illustrative embodiment, the given entity is an edge server of a content delivery network (CDN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Lisiecki, Cosmos Nicolaou, Kyle R. Rose
  • Patent number: 8458390
    Abstract: Pluggable modules communicate via a switch fabric dataplane accessible via a backplane. Various embodiments are comprised of varying numbers and arrangements of the pluggable modules in accordance with a system architecture that provides for provisioning virtual servers and clusters of servers from underlying hardware and software resources. The system architecture is a unifying solution for applications requiring a combination of computation and networking performance. Resources may be pooled, scaled, and reclaimed dynamically for new purposes as requirements change, using dynamic reconfiguration of virtual computing and communication hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sharad Mehrotra, Thomas Dean Lovett, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Shreyas B. Shah
  • Patent number: 8447842
    Abstract: A method for content storage on behalf of participating content providers begins by having a given content provider identify content for storage. The content provider then uploads the content to a given storage site selected from a set of storage sites. Following upload, the content is replicated from the given storage site to at least one other storage site in the set. Upon request from a given entity, a given storage site from which the given entity may retrieve the content is then identified. The content is then downloaded from the identified given storage site to the given entity. In an illustrative embodiment, the given entity is an edge server of a content delivery network (CDN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Lisiecki, Cosmos Nicolaou, Kyle R. Rose
  • Patent number: 8443066
    Abstract: A networked computing system is taught that may be operated as one or more provisioned servers, each of the provisioned servers including capabilities as identified by a corresponding set of specifications and attributes, according to various embodiments. Typically the specifications (or constraints) and attributes are specified with a Server Configuration File. The networked computing system may be provisioned into any combination and number of servers according to needed processing and I/O capabilities. Each of these servers may include distinct compute, storage, and networking performance. Provisioned servers may be managed similar to conventional servers, including operations such as boot and shutting down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Curtis M. Collins, Yuri Finkelstein, Thomas Dean Lovett, Shyam Mittur, Cosmos Nicolaou, Shreyas B. Shah, Fabio Onofrio Ingrao
  • Publication number: 20130117426
    Abstract: A networked computing system is taught that may be operated as one or more provisioned servers, each of the provisioned servers including capabilities as identified by a corresponding set of specifications and attributes, according to various embodiments. Typically the specifications (or constraints) and attributes are specified with a Server Configuration File. The networked computing system may be provisioned into any combination and number of servers according to needed processing and I/O capabilities. Each of these servers may include distinct compute, storage, and networking performance. Provisioned servers may be managed similar to conventional servers, including operations such as boot and shutting down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Curtis M. Collins, Yuri Finkelstein, Thomas Dean Lovett, Shyam Mittur, Cosmos Nicolaou, Shreyas B. Shah, Fabio Onofrio Ingrao
  • Publication number: 20130111095
    Abstract: Multi-chassis fabric-backplane enterprise servers include a plurality of chassis managed collectively to form one or more provisioned servers. A central client coordinates gathering of provisioning and management information from the chassis, and arranges for distribution of control information to the chassis. One of the chassis may perform as a host or proxy with respect to information and control communication between the client and the chassis. Server provisioning and management information and commands move throughout the chassis via an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol. Alternatively, the client may establish individual communication with a subset of the chassis, and directly communicate with chassis in the subset. Server provisioning and management information includes events generated when module status changes, such as when a module is inserted and becomes available, and when a module fails and is no longer available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Sharad Mehrotra, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Thomas Dean Lovett, Cosmos Nicolaou, Mangesh Shingane, Yuri Finkelstein, Curtis M. Collins, Geoffrey H. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20130107872
    Abstract: A hybrid server and multi-layer switch system architecture, referred to hereinafter as the Enterprise Fabric (EF) architecture, forms the basis for a number of Enterprise Server (ES) chassis embodiments. Each ES embodiment generally includes one or more Processor Memory Modules (PMMs, each generally having one or more symmetric multiprocessor complexes), one or more Network Modules, and a System Control Module (SCM). The SCM includes a cellified switching-fabric core (SF) and a System Intelligence Module (SIM). Each PMM has one or more resident Virtual IO Controller (VIOC) adapters. Each VIOC is a specialized I/O controller that includes embedded layer-2 forwarding and filtering functions and tightly couples the PMM to the SF. Thus the layer-2 switch functionality within the ES chassis is distributed over all of the SCM, NM, and PMM modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2005
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Dean Lovett, Sharad Mehrotra, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Shreyas B. Shah, Myron White, Rajesh H. Jagannathan, Mangesh Shingane
  • Publication number: 20130103880
    Abstract: Pluggable modules communicate via a switch fabric dataplane accessible via a backplane. Various embodiments are comprised of varying numbers and arrangements of the pluggable modules in accordance with a system architecture that provides for provisioning virtual servers and clusters of servers from underlying hardware and software resources. The system architecture is a unifying solution for applications requiring a combination of computation and networking performance. Resources may be pooled, scaled, and reclaimed dynamically for new purposes as requirements change, using dynamic reconfiguration of virtual computing and communication hardware and software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Sharad Mehrotra, Thomas Dean Lovett, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Shreyas B. Shah
  • Patent number: 8301749
    Abstract: Real time provisioning and management of fabric-backplane enterprise servers includes monitoring system status and configuration, displaying monitoring results, accepting user commands, and providing hardware and software management and configuration commands to the system. In one embodiment, an event is generated when a pluggable module is inserted into the system. In response to the event, the availability of the pluggable module is displayed to a system operator, and the operator enters a command to provision a server that includes the pluggable module. The server provisioning command is processed, resulting in a hardware configuration command being issued to the system, and an event indicating a status associated with processing the command is returned. The recognition of the inserted module, the display to the operator, and the processing of the server provisioning command occur in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Habanero Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Finklestein, Fabrio Onofrio Ingrao, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Geoffrey H Hanson, Jeffrey Lloyd Griffen
  • Patent number: 8145824
    Abstract: Pluggable modules communicate via a switch fabric dataplane accessible via a backplane. Various embodiments are comprised of varying numbers and arrangements of the pluggable modules in accordance with a system architecture that provides for provisioning virtual servers and clusters of servers from underlying hardware and software resources. The system architecture is a unifying solution for applications requiring a combination of computation and networking performance. Resources may be pooled, scaled, and reclaimed dynamically for new purposes as requirements change, using dynamic reconfiguration of virtual computing and communication hardware and software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Habanero Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad Mehrotra, Thomas Dean Lovett, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Shreyas B. Shah
  • Patent number: 8145785
    Abstract: Real time provisioning and management of fabric-backplane enterprise servers includes monitoring system status and configuration, displaying monitoring results, accepting user commands, and providing hardware and software management and configuration commands to the system. In one embodiment, an event is generated when a pluggable module is inserted into the system. In response to the event, the availability of the pluggable module is displayed to a system operator, and the operator enters a command to provision a server that includes the pluggable module. The server provisioning command is processed, resulting in a hardware configuration command being issued to the system, and an event indicating a status associated with processing the command is returned. The recognition of the inserted module, the display to the operator, and the processing of the server provisioning command occur in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Habanero Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Finkelstein, Fabio Onofrio Ingrao, Cosmos Nicolaou, Nakul Pratap Saraiya, Geoffrey H. Hanson, Jeffrey Lloyd Griffen
  • Patent number: 8131712
    Abstract: A corpus of documents is identified, such as a large corpus of web documents. A quality score is applied to each, and at least some of the documents in the corpus of documents are identified based on their respective quality scores. At least one query characteristic, for instance, the language of a query, associated with a plurality of search queries is identified. A subset of documents in the corpus of documents is identified that satisfy the at least one query characteristic. An index is built that includes the identified at least some documents and the identified subset of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gautham Thambidorai, Eisar A. Lipkovitz, Cosmos Nicolaou, Li Fan