Patents by Inventor David Puffer

David Puffer 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: 11514550
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing pipes and planes within a virtual graphics processing engine. For example, one embodiment of a graphics processing apparatus comprises: a graphics processor comprising one or more display pipes to render one or more display planes, each of the one or more display pipes comprising a set of graphics processing hardware resources for executing graphics commands and rendering graphics images in the one or more display planes; and pipe and plane management hardware logic to manage pipe and plane assignment, the pipe and plane management hardware logic to associate a first virtual machine (VM) with one or more virtual display planes and to maintain a mapping between the one or more virtual display planes and at least one physical display plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunbiao Lin, Changliang Wang, Satyanantha Ramagopal Musunuri, David Puffer, David J. Cowperthwaite, Bryan R. White, Balaji Vembu
  • Patent number: 11507375
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus comprises a plurality of execution units, and a first general register file (GRF) communicatively couple to the plurality of execution units, wherein the first GRF is shared by the plurality of execution units. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Altug Koker, Joydeep Ray, Kamal Sinha, Kiran C. Veernapu, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Prasoonkumar Surti, Guei-Yuan Lueh, David Puffer, Supratim Pal, Eric J. Hoekstra, Travis T. Schluessler, Linda L. Hurd
  • Publication number: 20220351325
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a parallel processor comprising a memory interface and a processing array coupled with the memory interface. The processing array is configured to address memory accessed via the memory interface via a virtual address mapping and includes circuitry to resolve a page fault for the virtual address mapping, wherein each of the multiple compute blocks is separately preemptable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Ingo Wald, David Puffer, Subramaniam M. Maiyuran, Prasoonkumar Surti, Balaji Vembu, Guei-Yuan Lueh, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray
  • Patent number: 11481864
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a graphics, media, and compute device having a tiled architecture composed of a number of tiles of smaller graphics devices. The work distribution infrastructure for such device enables the distribution of workloads across multiple tiles of the device. Work items can be submitted to any one or more of the multiple tiles, with workloads able to span multiple tiles. Additionally, upon completion of a work item, graphics, media, and/or compute engines within the device can readily acquire new work items for execution with minimal latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Balaji Vembu, Brandon Fliflet, James Valerio, Michael Apodaca, Ben Ashbaugh, Hema Nalluri, Ankur Shah, Murali Ramadoss, David Puffer, Altug Koker, Aditya Navale, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Travis Schluessler
  • Publication number: 20220334982
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for implementing memory management in a graphics processing system. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first plurality of graphics processing resources to execute graphics commands and process graphics data; a first memory management unit (MMU) to communicatively couple the first plurality of graphics processing resources to a system-level MMU to access a system memory; a second plurality of graphics processing resources to execute graphics commands and process graphics data; a second MMU to communicatively couple the second plurality of graphics processing resources to the first MMU; wherein the first MMU is configured as a master MMU having a direct connection to the system-level MMU and the second MMU comprises a slave MMU configured to send memory transactions to the first MMU, the first MMU either servicing a memory transaction or sending the memory transaction to the system-level MMU on behalf of the second MMU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: NIRANJAN L. COORAY, ABHISHEK R. APPU, ALTUG KOKER, JOYDEEP RAY, BALAJI VEMBU, PATTABHIRAMAN K, DAVID PUFFER, DAVID J. COWPERTHWAITE, RAJESH M. SANKARAN, SATYESHWAR SINGH, SAMEER KP, ANKUR N. SHAH, KUN TIAN
  • Patent number: 11436695
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a general-purpose graphics processing device comprising a general-purpose graphics processing compute block to process a workload including graphics or compute operations, a first cache memory, and a coherency module enable the first cache memory to coherently cache data for the workload, the data stored in memory within a virtual address space, wherein the virtual address space shared with a separate general-purpose processor including a second cache memory that is coherent with the first cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joydeep Ray, Altug Koker, James A. Valerio, David Puffer, Abhishek R. Appu, Stephen Junkins
  • Publication number: 20220277413
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a graphics processor comprising a system interface and circuitry coupled with the system interface. The circuitry includes an execution resource and a preemption status register. The execution resource is configured to execute an instruction. During execution of the instruction, the execution resource is to receive a request to preempt execution of a thread associated with the instruction and, based on a value stored in the preemption status register, execute at least one additional instruction after receipt of the request to preempt execution of the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Ingo Wald, David Puffer, Subramaniam M. Maiyuran, Prasoonkumar Surti, Balaji Vembu, Guei-Yuan Lueh, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray
  • Publication number: 20220269433
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes: a first downstream port to couple to a first peer device; a second downstream port to couple to a second peer device; and a peer-to-peer (PTP) circuit to receive a memory access request from the first peer device, the memory access request having a target associated with the second peer device, where the PTP circuit is to convert the memory access request from a coherent protocol to a memory protocol and send the converted memory access request to the second peer device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Rahul Pal, Susanne M. Balle, David Puffer, Nagabhushan Chitlur
  • Publication number: 20220222185
    Abstract: Device memory protection for supporting trust domains is described. An example of a computer-readable storage medium includes instructions for allocating device memory for one or more trust domains (TDs) in a system including one or more processors and a graphics processing unit (GPU); allocating a trusted key ID for a TD of the one or more TDs; creating LMTT (Local Memory Translation Table) mapping for address translation tables, the address translation tables being stored in a device memory of the GPU; transitioning the TD to a secure state; and receiving and processing a memory access request associated with the TD, processing the memory access request including accessing a secure version of the address translation tables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vidhya Krishnan, Siddhartha Chhabra, David Puffer, Ankur Shah, Daniel Nemiroff, Utkarsh Y. Kakaiya
  • Publication number: 20220222340
    Abstract: Security and support for trust domain operation is described. An example of a method includes processing, at an accelerator, one or more compute workloads received from a host system; upon receiving a notification that a trust domain has transitioned to a secure state, transition an original set of privileges for the accelerator to a downgraded set of privileges; upon receiving a command from the host system for the trust domain, processing the command in accordance with the trust domain; and upon receiving a request from the host system to access a register, for a register included in an allowed list of registers for access, allow access to the register, and, for a register that is not within the allowed list of registers for access, disallowing access to the register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vidhya Krishnan, Ankur Shah, Bryan White, Daniel Nemiroff, David Puffer, Julien Carreno, Scott Janus, Ravi Sahita, Hema Nalluri, Utkarsh Y. Kakaiya
  • Patent number: 11385952
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for scalable error reporting. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises error detection circuitry to detect an error in a component of a first tile within a tile-based hierarchy of a processing device; error classification circuitry to classify the error and record first error data based on the classification; a first tile interface to combine the first error data with second error data received from one or more other components associated with the first tile to generate first accumulated error data; and a master tile interface to combine the first accumulated error data with second accumulated error data received from at least one other tile interface to generate second accumulated error data and to provide the second accumulated error data to a host executing an application to process the second accumulated error data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Balaji Vembu, Bryan White, Ankur Shah, Murali Ramadoss, David Puffer, Altug Koker, Aditya Navale, Mahesh Natu
  • Publication number: 20220206853
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus comprises a plurality of execution units comprising at least a first type of execution unit and a second type of execution unit and logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to analyze a workload and assign the workload to one of the first type of execution unit or the second type of execution unit. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R Appu, Altug Koker, Balaji Vembu, Joydeep Ray, Kamal Sinha, Prasoonkumar Surti, Kiran C. Veernapu, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Sanjeev S. Jahagirdar, Eric J. Asperheim, Guei-Yuan Lueh, David Puffer, Wenyin Fu, Nikos Kaburlasos, Bhushan M. Borole, Josh B. Mastronarde, Linda L. Hurd, Travis T. Schluessler, Tomasz Janczak, Abhishek Venkatesh, Kai Xiao, Slawomir Grajewski
  • Publication number: 20220206990
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus comprises a plurality of execution units, and a first memory communicatively couple to the plurality of execution units, wherein the first shared memory is shared by the plurality of execution units and a copy engine to copy context state data from at least a first of the plurality of execution units to the first shared memory. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Prasoonkumar Surti, David Puffer, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Guei-Yuan Lueh, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Balaji Vembu, Tomer Bar-On, Andrew T. Lauritzen, Hugues Labbe, John G. Gierach, Gabor Liktor
  • Patent number: 11360914
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for implementing memory management in a graphics processing system. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a first plurality of graphics processing resources to execute graphics commands and process graphics data; a first memory management unit (MMU) to communicatively couple the first plurality of graphics processing resources to a system-level MMU to access a system memory; a second plurality of graphics processing resources to execute graphics commands and process graphics data; a second MMU to communicatively couple the second plurality of graphics processing resources to the first MMU; wherein the first MMU is configured as a master MMU having a direct connection to the system-level MMU and the second MMU comprises a slave MMU configured to send memory transactions to the first MMU, the first MMU either servicing a memory transaction or sending the memory transaction to the system-level MMU on behalf of the second MMU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Niranjan L. Cooray, Abhishek R. Appu, Altug Koker, Joydeep Ray, Balaji Vembu, Pattabhiraman K, David Puffer, David J. Cowperthwaite, Rajesh M. Sankaran, Satyeshwar Singh, Sameer Kp, Ankur N. Shah, Kun Tian
  • Patent number: 11354769
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a parallel processor comprising a processing array within the parallel processor, the processing array including multiple compute blocks, each compute block including multiple processing clusters configured for parallel operation, wherein each of the multiple compute blocks is independently preemptable. In one embodiment a preemption hint can be generated for source code during compilation to enable a compute unit to determine an efficient point for preemption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Ingo Wald, David Puffer, Subramaniam M. Maiyuran, Prasoonkumar Surti, Balaji Vembu, Guei-Yuan Lueh, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray
  • Publication number: 20220138286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for encryption based technology. Data may be encrypted locally with a graphics processor with encryption engines. The graphics processor components may be verified with a root-of-trust and based on collection of claims. The graphics processor may further be able to modify encrypted data from a non-pageable format to a pageable format. The graphics processor may further process data associated with a virtual machine based on a key that is known by the virtual machine and the graphics processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Zage, Scott Janus, Ned M. Smith, Vidhya Krishnan, Siddhartha Chhabra, Rajesh Poornachandran, Tomer Levy, Julien Carreno, Ankur Shah, Ronald Silvas, Aravindh Anantaraman, David Puffer, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, David Cowperthwaite, Aditya Navale, Omer Ben-Shalom, Alex Nayshtut, Xiaoyu Ruan
  • Publication number: 20220137967
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to graphics processor data access and sharing. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a circuit element to produce a result in processing of an application; a load-store unit to receive the result and generate pre-fetch information for a cache utilizing the result; and a prefetch generator to produce prefetch addresses based at least in part on the pre-fetch information; wherein the load-store unit is to receive software assistance for prefetching, and wherein generation of the pre-fetch information is based at least in part on the software assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Varghese George, Aravindh Anantaraman, Valentin Andrel, Abhishek R. Appu, Niranjan Cooray, Nicolas Galoppo Von Borries, Mike MacPherson, Subramaniam Maiyuran, ElMoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, David Puffer, Vasanth Ranganathan, Joydeep Ray, Ankur N. Shah, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Prasoonkumar Surti, Saurabh Tangri
  • Patent number: 11321262
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate memory barriers is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an interconnect, a device memory, a plurality of processing resources, coupled to the device memory, to execute a plurality of execution threads as memory data producers and memory data consumers to a device memory and a system memory and fence hardware to generate fence operations to enforce data ordering on memory operations issued to the device memory and a system memory coupled via the interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hema Chand Nalluri, Ankur Shah, Joydeep Ray, Aditya Navale, Altug Koker, Murali Ramadoss, Niranjan L. Cooray, Jeffery S. Boles, Aravindh Anantaraman, David Puffer, James Valerio, Vasanth Ranganathan
  • Publication number: 20220121421
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for multi-tile memory management. In an example, an apparatus comprises a cache memory, a high-bandwidth memory, a shader core communicatively coupled to the cache memory and comprising a processing element to decompress a first data element extracted from an in-memory database in the cache memory and having a first bit length to generate a second data element having a second bit length, greater than the first bit length, and an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) to compare the data element to a target value provided in a query of the in-memory database. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Altug Koker, Aravindh Anantaraman, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Valentin Andrei, Nicolas Galoppo Von Borries, Varghese George, Mike Macpherson, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Joydeep Ray, Lakshminarayana Striramassarma, Scott Janus, Brent Insko, Vasanth Ranganathan, Kamal Sinha, Arthur Hunter, Prasoonkumar Surti, David Puffer, James Valerio, Ankur N. Shah
  • Publication number: 20220075746
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate memory barriers is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an interconnect, a device memory, a plurality of processing resources, coupled to the device memory, to execute a plurality of execution threads as memory data producers and memory data consumers to a device memory and a system memory and fence hardware to generate fence operations to enforce data ordering on memory operations issued to the device memory and a system memory coupled via the interconnect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hema Chand Nalluri, Ankur Shah, Joydeep Ray, Aditya Navale, Altug Koker, Murali Ramadoss, Niranjan L. Cooray, Jeffery S. Boles, Aravindh Anantaraman, David Puffer, James Valerio, Vasanth Ranganathan