Patents by Inventor Malcolm S. Allen-Ware

Malcolm S. Allen-Ware 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: 20210342175
    Abstract: Virtual servers are monitored in real-time. A group of virtual servers from virtual server events occurring within a time window is identified by a computer system in real-time. A metric is determined for the group of virtual servers by the computer system in real-time using the virtual server events occurring within the time window for the group of virtual servers. A set of actions is performed by the computer system using the metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo Jesus Silva, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Jeffrey Bloom, Christopher Michael Galtenberg
  • Publication number: 20210255684
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate automated validation of power topology are provided. In various embodiments, a control component can transmit a transition command to a power-distribution node of a data center, wherein the transition command can cause an outlet of the power-distribution node to transition between power states. In various aspects, a verification component can verify that a power-consumption node of the data center is connected to the outlet by comparing a pre-transition power characteristic of the power-consumption node with a post-transition power characteristic of the power-consumption node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Lefurgy, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Amos A. Omokpo, Karthick Rajamani, Guillermo Jesus Silva
  • Patent number: 11073891
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 11029739
    Abstract: A computer controls power distribution. The computing system determines a power budget for a portion of a topography for a power delivery system. The computing system generates a pool of worker programs for the portion of the topography. The computing system generates a first number of power management tasks to manage power consumption in the portion of the topography based on the power budget. The computing system sends the first number of power management tasks to at least one worker program included in the pool of worker programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Kanak B. Agarwal, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo J. Silva, Thomas W. Keller, Karthick Rajamani, Yang Li, Ramakrishnan Rajamony
  • Patent number: 11023288
    Abstract: Technology for computing number of active servers needed over time in a cloud/compute cluster includes the following operations (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining the capacity of each VCE provisioned on the cloud against the resource guaranteed to that VCE; (ii) forecasting the resource needs over time using historical requests for each VCE flavor; and (iii) using the forecasted resource needs to determine the required number of future servers at some future time. Some embodiments of the present invention use a formula that accounts for the interplay among various parameter values of the VCE flavors and also the mapping of the needs of VCEs of various flavors to the capabilities of physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karthick Rajamani, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo Jesus Silva, Joshua Ian Harriman, Amos A. Omokpo, Daniel Dean Heimsoth, Rohith Ravindra
  • Patent number: 11023287
    Abstract: Technology for computing number of active servers needed over time in a cloud/compute cluster includes the following operations (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining the capacity of each VCE provisioned on the cloud against the resource guaranteed to that VCE; (ii) forecasting the resource needs over time using historical requests for each VCE flavor; and (iii) using the forecasted resource needs to determine the required number of future servers at some future time. Some embodiments of the present invention use a formula that accounts for the interplay among various parameter values of the VCE flavors and also the mapping of the needs of VCEs of various flavors to the capabilities of physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karthick Rajamani, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo Jesus Silva, Joshua Ian Harriman, Amos A. Omokpo, Daniel Dean Heimsoth, Rohith Ravindra
  • Publication number: 20210037466
    Abstract: Controlling server power usage in a data center is provided. Power usage among a plurality of server racks in active mode processing a set of workloads in the data center is managed. It is detected that a new server rack in standby mode is being added to the plurality of server racks. It is ensured that the new server rack in the standby mode is properly controlled and monitored prior to transitioning the new server rack to the active mode. It is determined whether power safety criteria are met to safely join the new server rack to the plurality of server racks prior to transitioning the new server rack from the standby mode to the active mode. The new server rack is transitioned to the active mode in without exceeding a power budget for the plurality of server racks in response to determining that the power safety criteria are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Guillermo Jesus Silva, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles Lefurgy, Peter Donovan, Balaji Ramamoorthy, David Ohlemacher
  • Publication number: 20200310885
    Abstract: Technology for computing number of active servers needed over time in a cloud/compute cluster includes the following operations (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining the capacity of each VCE provisioned on the cloud against the resource guaranteed to that VCE; (ii) forecasting the resource needs over time using historical requests for each VCE flavor; and (iii) using the forecasted resource needs to determine the required number of future servers at some future time. Some embodiments of the present invention use a formula that accounts for the interplay among various parameter values of the VCE flavors and also the mapping of the needs of VCEs of various flavors to the capabilities of physical resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Karthick Rajamani, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo Jesus Silva, Joshua Ian Harriman, Amos A. Omokpo, Daniel Dean Heimsoth, Rohith Ravindra
  • Publication number: 20200310886
    Abstract: Technology for computing number of active servers needed over time in a cloud/compute cluster includes the following operations (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining the capacity of each VCE provisioned on the cloud against the resource guaranteed to that VCE; (ii) forecasting the resource needs over time using historical requests for each VCE flavor; and (iii) using the forecasted resource needs to determine the required number of future servers at some future time. Some embodiments of the present invention use a formula that accounts for the interplay among various parameter values of the VCE flavors and also the mapping of the needs of VCEs of various flavors to the capabilities of physical resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Karthick Rajamani, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo Jesus Silva, Joshua Ian Harriman, Amos A. Omokpo, Daniel Dean Heimsoth, Rohith Ravindra
  • Publication number: 20200159301
    Abstract: A computer controls power distribution. The computing system determines a power budget for a portion of a topography for a power delivery system. The computing system generates a pool of worker programs for the portion of the topography. The computing system generates a first number of power management tasks to manage power consumption in the portion of the topography based on the power budget. The computing system sends the first number of power management tasks to at least one worker program included in the pool of worker programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Kanak B. Agarwal, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo J. Silva, Thomas W. Keller, Karthick Rajamani, Yang Li, Ramakrishnan Rajamony
  • Patent number: 10649511
    Abstract: A system with a local data collector that collects power management data for a subsystem. The local data collector can determine whether a first formatting associated with a first channel between the local data collector and a system power management data collector is equivalent to a second formatting associated with a second channel between the local data collector and the system power management data collector, and in response to a determination that the first formatting and second formatting are not equivalent format the power management data according to the first formatting; store the power management data formatted according to the first formatting in a first location in a memory; format the power management data according to the second formatting; and store the power management data formatted according to the second formatting in a second location the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Irving G Baysah, John S Dodson, Karthick Rajamani, Eric E Retter, Scot H Rider, Todd Jon Rosedahl, Gregory Scott Still, Gary Van Huben, Malcolm S Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 10599207
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting a frequency of a processor is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes inhibiting one or more processor cores from exiting an idle state. The method further includes determining a number of processor cores requesting exit from the idle state and a number of non-idle processor cores. The method also includes selecting a maximum frequency for the inhibited processor cores based on the number of inhibited processor cores requesting exit from the idle state and the number of non-idle processor cores. The method includes setting the maximum frequency for the inhibited processor cores, and then uninhibiting the processor cores requesting exit from the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Guillermo J. Silva, Gregory S. Still, Victor Zyuban
  • Patent number: 10571983
    Abstract: A computer controls power distribution. The computing system determines a topography for a power delivery system that powers a group of computing devices. The computing system determines a number of worker programs for a pool of worker programs based on the topography. The computing system generates the pool of worker programs. The pool of worker programs includes both the number of worker programs and a number of back-up worker programs. The computing system generates a number of power management tasks to manage power consumption through one or more power elements included in the topography of the power delivery system. The computing system sends one or more power management tasks to a worker program included in the pool of worker programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Kanak B. Agarwal, Charles Lefurgy, Guillermo J. Silva, Thomas W. Keller, Karthick Rajamani, Yang Li, Ramakrishnan Rajamony
  • Patent number: 10423204
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for enforcing power caps within a power consumption device with multiple power supplies. Utilizing a minimum power error value from a set of error values, the minimum power error value is multiplied by a factor k to translate the minimum power error value to an internal power error value. The internal minimum power error value is multiplied by a number of working power supply units (M) of the power consumption device, resulting in an internal minimum power error value for multiple power supply units. The internal minimum power error value for the multiple power supply units is summed with a present power cap value thereby forming a summed power cap value. Responsive to the summed power cap value being between a power cap maximum and a power cap minimum, the computing load is throttled using the summed power cap value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles R. Lefurgy, Yang Li, Karthick Rajamani, Guillermo J. Silva
  • Publication number: 20190272019
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Publication number: 20190250682
    Abstract: A system with a local data collector that collects power management data for a subsystem. The local data collector can determine whether a first formatting associated with a first channel between the local data collector and a system power management data collector is equivalent to a second formatting associated with a second channel between the local data collector and the system power management data collector, and in response to a determination that the first formatting and second formatting are not equivalent format the power management data according to the first formatting; store the power management data formatted according to the first formatting in a first location in a memory; format the power management data according to the second formatting; and store the power management data formatted according to the second formatting in a second location the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Irving G. Baysah, John S. Dodson, Karthick Rajamani, Eric E. Retter, Scot H. Rider, Todd Jon Rosedahl, Gregory Scott Still, Gary Van Huben, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 10345888
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for power capping power consumption devices with multiple power supplies. A set of power supplies supplying power to a power consumption device having stranded power is determined. A power budget of one or more power supplies in the set of power supplies is adjusted to match a power budget of a power supply in the set of power supplies with a limiting power budget among the power budgets computed for each power supply in the set of power supplies. Responsive to identifying at least one power supply in the one or more other power supplies of one or more different power consumption devices having an initially allocated power budget below their corresponding demand, at least a portion of the stranded power is allocated to the power budget of the at least one power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles R. Lefurgy, Yang Li, Karthick Rajamani, Guillermo J. Silva
  • Patent number: 10331192
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 10317964
    Abstract: A system with a local data collector that collects power management data for a subsystem. The local data collector can determine whether a first formatting associated with a first channel between the local data collector and a system power management data collector is equivalent to a second formatting associated with a second channel between the local data collector and the system power management data collector, and in response to a determination that the first formatting and second formatting are not equivalent format the power management data according to the first formatting; store the power management data formatted according to the first formatting in a first location in a memory; format the power management data according to the second formatting; and store the power management data formatted according to the second formatting in a second location the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Irving G Baysah, John S Dodson, Karthick Rajamani, Eric E Retter, Scot H Rider, Todd Jon Rosedahl, Gregory Scott Still, Gary Van Huben, Malcolm S Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 10234927
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring power usage for a storage system that includes a set storage units at a first level of storage granularity and a set of storage sub-units at a second level of storage granularity, wherein the second level of storage granularity is finer than the first level of storage granularity. The method further includes assigning a non-uniform power budget to the set of storage units and adjusting a power budget for the storage sub-units according to the non-uniform power budget assigned to the storage units. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Shawn P. Authement, John C. Elliott, Charles R. Lefurgy, J. Carlos A. Pratt, Karthick Rajamani, David B. Whitworth