Patents by Inventor Harald Hoeg

Harald Hoeg 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).

  • Publication number: 20220197722
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway for interfacing external data sources with one or more accelerators. The gateway comprises a plurality of virtual gateways, each of which is configured to stream data from the external data sources to one or more associated accelerators. The plurality of virtual gateways are each configured to stream data from external data sources so that the data is received at an associated accelerator in response to a synchronisation point being obtained by a synchronisation zone. Each of the virtual gateways is assigned a virtual ID so that when data is received at the gateway, data can be delivered to the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Brian MANULA, Harald Hoeg, Ola TORUDBAKKEN
  • Patent number: 11281506
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway for interfacing external data sources with one or more accelerators. The gateway comprises a plurality of virtual gateways, each of which is configured to stream data from the external data sources to one or more associated accelerators. The plurality of virtual gateways are each configured to stream data from external data sources so that the data is received at an associated accelerator in response to a synchronisation point being obtained by a synchronisation zone. Each of the virtual gateways is assigned a virtual ID so that when data is received at the gateway, data can be delivered to the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GRAPHCORE LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Manula, Harald Hoeg, Ola Torudbakken
  • Patent number: 11252023
    Abstract: Systems and methods for application of virtual host channel adapter configuration policies. An exemplary embodiment can provide a host channel adapter (HCA) with a control circuit and a memory, and at least one port operative to connect the HCA to a network fabric. A software driver of the HCA can provide a control API that exposes functionality to hyper-privileged software executing on the host. The hyper privileged software, through the control API, can request registration of a virtual HCA (vHCA) with a virtual function of the HCA. The HCA can forward the registration request to a subnet manger, which can retrieve configuration policies from a cache and return the policies to the HCA for implementation with the virtual function of the HCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 11237882
    Abstract: A gateway for interfacing a host with a subsystem for acting as a work accelerator to the host. The gateway enables the transfer of batches of data to the subsystem at precompiled data exchange synchronisation points. The gateway comprises a streaming engine having a data mover engine and a memory management engine, the data mover engine and memory management engine being configured to execute instructions in coordination from work descriptors. The memory management engine is configured to execute instructions from the work descriptor to transfer data between external storage and the local memory associated with the gateway. The data mover engine is configured to execute instructions from the work descriptor to transfer data between the local memory associated with the gateway and the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Graphcore Limited
    Inventors: Ola Tørudbakken, Daniel John Pelham Wilkinson, Richard Luke Southwell Osborne, Brian Manula, Harald Høeg
  • Patent number: 11128524
    Abstract: Systems and methods for host-side configuration of a host channel adapter (HCA). An exemplary embodiment can provide a HCA, including a control circuit with a processor and a memory, and at least one port operative to connect the HCA to a network fabric. Additionally, the HCA can include a subnet management agent (SMA) that executes on the HCA, and a software driver for the HCA that includes a control application programming interface (API) that exposes functionality to hyper-privileged software executing on a host. The hyper-privileged software can set, through the control API, configurable variables stored in the memory of the HCA. Based on the value of the set variables, the HCA can operate in one of a legacy mode or one or more other modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harald Høeg, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Line Holen
  • Publication number: 20210232443
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway for interfacing external data sources with one or more accelerators. The gateway comprises a plurality of virtual gateways, each of which is configured to stream data from the external data sources to one or more associated accelerators. The plurality of virtual gateways are each configured to stream data from external data sources so that the data is received at an associated accelerator in response to a synchronisation point being obtained by a synchronisation zone. Each of the virtual gateways is assigned a virtual ID so that when data is received at the gateway, data can be delivered to the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Brian MANULA, Harald Hoeg, Ola TORUDBAKKEN
  • Publication number: 20210234765
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically assigning membership in a data partition to an end-port of a requesting host channel adapter. An exemplary embodiment can provide a subnet manager configured to operate within a subnet of a network fabric. The subnet can include a plurality of nodes, and the plurality of nodes can include at least one switch and a plurality of end-nodes, where the subnet manager executes on one of the plurality of nodes. A host channel adapter of a node in the subnet can request membership for an end-port of the host channel adapter. In response to the request, the subnet manager can request data from the data store to confirm that the end-port is a member of an admin partition and that the admin partition is associated with the data partition in which membership was requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 11018947
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically assigning membership in a data partition to an end-port of a requesting host channel adapter. An exemplary embodiment can provide a subnet manager configured to operate within a subnet of a network fabric. The subnet can include a plurality of nodes, and the plurality of nodes can include at least one switch and a plurality of end-nodes, where the subnet manager executes on one of the plurality of nodes. A host channel adapter of a node in the subnet can request membership for an end-port of the host channel adapter. In response to the request, the subnet manager can request data from the data store to confirm that the end-port is a member of an admin partition and that the admin partition is associated with the data partition in which membership was requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Publication number: 20210149651
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a work accelerator, a gateway the transfer of data to the accelerator from external storage, the accelerator executes a first compiled code sequence to perform computations on data transferred to the accelerator from the gateway. The first compiled code sequence comprises a synchronisation instruction indicating a barrier between a compute phase in which the compute instructions are executed and an exchange phase, wherein execution of the synchronisation instruction causes an indication of a pre-compiled data exchange synchronisation point to be transferred to the gateway. The gateway comprises a streaming engine storing a second compiled code sequence in the form of a set of data transfer instructions executable by the streaming engine to perform data transfer operations to stream data through the gateway in the exchange phase, wherein the first and second compiled code sequences are generated as a related set at compile time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ola TORUDBAKKEN, Daniel John Pelham WILKINSON, Brian MANULA, Harald Hoeg
  • Patent number: 11012293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for defining virtual machine fabric profiles of virtual machines. An exemplary embodiment can provide a virtual machine identifier, a virtual host channel adapter instance ID, and a virtual globally unique identifier. The virtual machine identifier, virtual host channel adapter instance ID, and virtual globally unique identifier can be mapped to each other so that the virtual host channel adapter instance ID, and virtual globally unique identifier can be retrieved through access to the virtual machine identifier. Further, a relationship can be created between a P_Key that defines an admin partition and the virtual globally unique identifier, where the relationship between the P_Key and the virtual globally unique identifier defines the virtual globally unique identifier as a member of the admin partition defined by the P_Key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 10972375
    Abstract: Systems and methods of reserving a specific queue pair number for proprietary management traffic in a subnet of a high performance computing environment. An exemplary embodiment can provide a host channel adapter (HCA), including a control circuit with a processor and a memory, and at least one port operative to connect the HCA to a network fabric. Additionally, the HCA can include a subnet management agent (SMA) that executes on the HCA, and a configurable attribute stored in the memory of the HCA. A communication including a number value, can be received by the subnet management agent from a subnet manager of the subnet. The value of the configurable attribute can be set equal to the value of the received number. A QP number that corresponds to the set number value of the configurable attribute can then be reserved for sending and receiving proprietary network management traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harald Høeg, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 10970131
    Abstract: A gateway for interfacing a host with a subsystem for acting as a work accelerator to the host, the gateway enabling the transfer of batches of data to and from the subsystem at pre-compiled data exchange synchronisation points attained by the subsystem. The gateway is configured to: receive from a storage system data determined by the host to be processed by the subsystem; store a number of credits indicating the availability of data for transfer to the subsystem at each pre-compiled data exchange synchronisation point; receive a synchronisation request from the subsystem when it attains a data exchange synchronisation point; and in response to determining that the number of credits comprises a non-zero number of credits: transmit a synchronisation acknowledgment to the subsystem; and cause the received data to be transferred to the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Graphcore Limited
    Inventors: Ola Tørudbakken, Daniel John Pelham Wilkinson, Richard Luke Southwell Osborne, Stephen Felix, Matthew David Fyles, Brian Manula, Harald Høeg
  • Patent number: 10956234
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway for interfacing external data sources with one or more accelerators. The gateway comprises a plurality of virtual gateways, each of which is configured to stream data from the external data sources to one or more associated accelerators. The plurality of virtual gateways are each configured to stream data from external data sources so that the data is received at an associated accelerator in response to a synchronisation point being obtained by a synchronisation zone. Each of the virtual gateways is assigned a virtual ID so that when data is received at the gateway, data can be delivered to the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GRAPHCORE LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Manula, Harald Hoeg, Ola Torudbakken
  • Patent number: 10924432
    Abstract: Systems and methods can provide for fabric level verification of host defined port GUIDs in a high performance computing network. A lightweight scheme for fabric level verification of host defined port GUIDs is provided wherein a virtual machine is assigned a set of GUIDs that travel with the virtual machine, even on migration or re-start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Dag Georg Moxnes, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 10922063
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a work accelerator, a gateway the transfer of data to the accelerator from external storage, the accelerator executes a first compiled code sequence to perform computations on data transferred to the accelerator from the gateway. The first compiled code sequence comprises a synchronisation instruction indicating a barrier between a compute phase in which the compute instructions are executed and an exchange phase, wherein execution of the synchronisation instruction causes an indication of a pre-compiled data exchange synchronisation point to be transferred to the gateway. The gateway comprises a streaming engine storing a second compiled code sequence in the form of a set of data transfer instructions executable by the streaming engine to perform data transfer operations to stream data through the gateway in the exchange phase, wherein the first and second compiled code sequences are generated as a related set at compile time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Graphcore Limited
    Inventors: Ola Tørudbakken, Daniel John Pelham Wilkinson, Brian Manula, Harald Høeg
  • Patent number: 10771324
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a virtual machine fabric profiles to reduce virtual machine downtime during migration. An exemplary embodiment can provide a subnet manager (SM) and a virtual machine fabric profile that is accessible by the subnet manager, and where the virtual machine fabric profile includes a virtual host channel adapter (vHCA) configuration. The SM can receive a request to preregister the vHCA with a first physical host channel adapter (HCA) while the vHCA is already actively registered with a second physical HCA. The subnet manager can send the vHCA configuration to the first physical HCA for preregistration. After preregistration, the virtual link between the vHCA and a vSwitch of the first physical HCA can be left unestablished, until the SM determines that a virtual link between the vHCA and a vSwitch on the second physical HCA has been disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 10756961
    Abstract: System and method of assigning admin partition membership based on switch connectivity in a high performance computing environment. An exemplary embodiment can provide an admin partition for use in a subnet of a network fabric. The admin partition can be defined by a P_Key, and the P_Key can be stored in an admin partition registry. A subnet manager that executes from a node within the subnet can be provided. The subnet manager can obtain information that a subnet switch is associated with the admin partition. The subnet manager can also receive a list of identifiers (IDs), each identifier corresponding to a host channel adapter that is directly connected to the subnet switch. Each of the IDs from the list can be added to the admin partition registry and a relationship between each of the added IDs and the P_Key can be created in the registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Publication number: 20200195494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for application of virtual host channel adapter configuration policies. An exemplary embodiment can provide a host channel adapter (HCA) with a control circuit and a memory, and at least one port operative to connect the HCA to a network fabric. A software driver of the HCA can provide a control API that exposes functionality to hyper-privileged software executing on the host. The hyper privileged software, through the control API, can request registration of a virtual HCA (vHCA) with a virtual function of the HCA. The HCA can forward the registration request to a subnet manger, which can retrieve configuration policies from a cache and return the policies to the HCA for implementation with the virtual function of the HCA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen
  • Publication number: 20200174851
    Abstract: A system comprising a gateway for interfacing external data sources with one or more accelerators. The gateway comprises a plurality of virtual gateways, each of which is configured to stream data from the external data sources to one or more associated accelerators. The plurality of virtual gateways are each configured to stream data from external data sources so that the data is received at an associated accelerator in response to a synchronisation point being obtained by a synchronisation zone. Each of the virtual gateways is assigned a virtual ID so that when data is received at the gateway, data can be delivered to the appropriate gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Manula, Harald Hoeg, Ola Torudbakken
  • Publication number: 20200127890
    Abstract: System and method for correlating fabric-level group membership with subnet-level partition membership in a high performance computing environment. An exemplary embodiment can provide an admin partition in a subnet of a network environment, associated with a resource domain at the fabric level of the network environment. The admin partition can be defined by a P_Key that is stored in a fabric-level database. Each fabric resource is identified by an identifier that is stored in the fabric-level database. When fabric resources are added as members to the resource domain, a relationship is created between the P_Key and the identifier of the fabric resource, where the relationship defines the resource as a member of the admin partition. Access rights can be granted based on the relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Harald Høeg, Line Holen