Patents by Inventor Feroz Zahid

Feroz Zahid 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: 10374979
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supporting efficient load balancing among a plurality of switches and a plurality of end nodes arranged in a tree topology in a network environment. The methods and systems can sort the plurality of end nodes, wherein the plurality of end nodes are sorted in a decreasing order of a receive weight. The method and system may further route, in the decreasing order of receive weights, the plurality of end nodes, wherein the routing comprises selecting at least one down-going port and at least one up-going port. Further, the method and system can increase an accumulated downward weight on each selected down-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node, and increase an accumulated upward weight on each selected up-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20190173944
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each of the virtual switches a pLID and each of the plurality of virtual machines a vLID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20190149473
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting network isolation in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants, and can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions, and can also associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches. The method can mark each of the plurality of partitions with a policy parameter. The method can assign each node of the plurality of nodes a partitioning order based on the marked on the partition associated with each node. Finally, the method can, based at least upon the marking of the partition of the plurality of partitions, generate one or more linear forwarding tables for use in the multi-tenant cluster environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Patent number: 10230794
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each of the virtual switches a pLID and each of the plurality of virtual machines a vLID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10187310
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting network isolation in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants, and can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions, and can also associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches. The method can mark each of the plurality of partitions with a policy parameter. The method can assign each node of the plurality of nodes a partitioning order based on the marked on the partition associated with each node. Finally, the method can, based at least upon the marking of the partition of the plurality of partitions, generate one or more linear forwarding tables for use in the multi-tenant cluster environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20190020535
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting efficient reconfiguration of an interconnection network having a pre-existing routing. An exemplary method can provide a plurality of switches, a plurality of end nodes, and one or more subnet managers, including a master subnet manager. The method can calculate, via the master subnet manager, a first set of one or more leaf-switch to leaf-switch multipaths. The method can store this first set of one or more leaf-switch to leaf-switch multipaths at a metabase. The method can detect a reconfiguration triggering event, and call a new routing for the interconnection network. Finally, the method can reconfigure the network according to the new routing for the interconnection network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20180343202
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting load balancing in a multi-tenant cluster environment, in accordance with an embodiment. One or more tenants can be supported and each associated with a partition, which are each in turn associated with one or more end nodes. The method can provide a plurality of switches, the plurality of switches comprising a plurality of leaf switches and at least one switch at another level, wherein each of the plurality of switches comprise at least one port. The method can assign each node a weight parameter, and based upon this parameter, the method can route the plurality of end nodes within the multi-tenant cluster environment, wherein the routing attempts to preserve partition isolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20180337990
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each virtual switch with a LID. The method can calculate one or more linear forwarding tables based at least upon the LIDs assigned to each of the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10084639
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting efficient reconfiguration of an interconnection network having a pre-existing routing. An exemplary method can provide a plurality of switches, a plurality of end nodes, and one or more subnet managers, including a master subnet manager. The method can calculate, via the master subnet manager, a first set of one or more leaf-switch to leaf-switch multipaths. The method can store this first set of one or more leaf-switch to leaf-switch multipaths at a metabase. The method can detect a reconfiguration triggering event, and call a new routing for the interconnection network. Finally, the method can reconfigure the network according to the new routing for the interconnection network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20180254945
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting efficient reconfiguration of an interconnection network having a pre-existing routing comprising. An exemplary method can provide, a plurality of switches, the plurality switches comprising at least one leaf switch, wherein each of the one or more switches comprise a plurality of ports, and a plurality of end nodes, wherein the plurality of end nodes are interconnected via the one or more switches. The method can detect, by a subnet manager, a reconfiguration triggering event. The method can compute, by the subnet manager, a new routing for the interconnection network, wherein the computing by the subnet manager of the new routing for the interconnection network takes into consideration the pre-existing routing and selects the new routing for the interconnection network that is closest to the pre-existing routing. The method can reconfigure the interconnection network according to the new routing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10051054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each virtual switch with a LID. The method can calculate one or more linear forwarding tables based at least upon the LIDs assigned to each of the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10033647
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting load balancing in a multi-tenant cluster environment, in accordance with an embodiment. One or more tenants can be supported and each associated with a partition, which are each in turn associated with one or more end nodes. The method can provide a plurality of switches, the plurality of switches comprising a plurality of leaf switches and at least one switch at another level, wherein each of the plurality of switches comprise at least one port. The method can assign each node a weight parameter, and based upon this parameter, the method can route the plurality of end nodes within the multi-tenant cluster environment, wherein the routing attempts to preserve partition isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Patent number: 10033574
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting efficient reconfiguration of an interconnection network having a pre-existing routing comprising. An exemplary method can provide, a plurality of switches, the plurality switches comprising at least one leaf switch, wherein each of the one or more switches comprise a plurality of ports, and a plurality of end nodes, wherein the plurality of end nodes are interconnected via the one or more switches. The method can detect, by a subnet manager, a reconfiguration triggering event. The method can compute, by the subnet manager, a new routing for the interconnection network, wherein the computing by the subnet manager of the new routing for the interconnection network takes into consideration the pre-existing routing and selects the new routing for the interconnection network that is closest to the pre-existing routing. The method can reconfigure the interconnection network according to the new routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20180123981
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supporting efficient load balancing among a plurality of switches and a plurality of end nodes arranged in a tree topology in a network environment. The methods and systems can sort the plurality of end nodes, wherein the plurality of end nodes are sorted in a decreasing order of a receive weight. The method and system may further route, in the decreasing order of receive weights, the plurality of end nodes, wherein the routing comprises selecting at least one down-going port and at least one up-going port. Further, the method and system can increase an accumulated downward weight on each selected down-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node, and increase an accumulated upward weight on each selected up-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Patent number: 9876737
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supporting efficient load balancing among a plurality of switches and a plurality of end nodes arranged in a tree topology in a network environment. The methods and systems can sort the plurality of end nodes, wherein the plurality of end nodes are sorted in a decreasing order of a receive weight. The method and system may further route, in the decreasing order of receive weights, the plurality of end nodes, wherein the routing comprises selecting at least one down-going port and at least one up-going port. Further, the method and system can increase an accumulated downward weight on each selected down-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node, and increase an accumulated upward weight on each selected up-going port by the receive weight of the routed end node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Patent number: 9807003
    Abstract: A system and method can support partition-aware routing in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants within the multi-tenant cluster environment. The method can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions. The method can then associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches, the plurality of switches comprising a plurality of leaf switches and a plurality of root switches. Finally, the method can generate one or more linear forwarding tables, the one or more linear forwarding tables providing isolation between the plurality of partitions, wherein each of the plurality of nodes is associated with a partitioning order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20170149887
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each of the virtual switches a pLID and each of the plurality of virtual machines a vLID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20170149888
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each virtual switch with a LID. The method can calculate one or more linear forwarding tables based at least upon the LIDs assigned to each of the virtual switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Publication number: 20170104682
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting network isolation in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants, and can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions, and can also associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches. The method can mark each of the plurality of partitions with a policy parameter. The method can assign each node of the plurality of nodes a partitioning order based on the marked on the partition associated with each node. Finally, the method can, based at least upon the marking of the partition of the plurality of partitions, generate one or more linear forwarding tables for use in the multi-tenant cluster environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20170104817
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting load balancing in a multi-tenant cluster environment, in accordance with an embodiment. One or more tenants can be supported and each associated with a partition, which are each in turn associated with one or more end nodes. The method can provide a plurality of switches, the plurality of switches comprising a plurality of leaf switches and at least one switch at another level, wherein each of the plurality of switches comprise at least one port. The method can assign each node a weight parameter, and based upon this parameter, the method can route the plurality of end nodes within the multi-tenant cluster environment, wherein the routing attempts to preserve partition isolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen