Patents by Inventor PAUL K. HARTER

PAUL K. HARTER 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: 6647508
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Zalewski, Andrew H. Mason, Gregory H. Jordan, Karen L. Noel, James R. Kauffman, Paul K. Harter, Jr., Frederick G. Kleinsorge, Stephen F. Shirron
  • Patent number: 6381682
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree. A grouping of partitions, a community, shares memory. Memory may be private to a particular partition or may be shared by partitions within a community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Karen L. Noel, Gregory H. Jordan, Paul K. Harter, Jr., Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20020016892
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: STEPHEN H. ZALEWSKI, ANDREW H. MASON, GREGORY H. JORDAN, KAREN L. NOEL, JAMES R. KAUFFMAN, PAUL K. HARTER, JR., FREDERICK G. KLEINSORGE, STEPHEN F. SHIRRON
  • Publication number: 20020016891
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree. Memory may be reconfigured into or out of a partition or community under software control. In general, memory may be in one of three states: private, shared, or unowned. Memory is private if it is “owned” by a single system partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: KAREN L. NOEL, GREGORY H. JORDAN, PAUL K. HARTER, THOMAS BENSON
  • Publication number: 20020010844
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree. A grouping of partitions, a community, shares memory. Memory may be private to a particular partition or may be shared by partitions within a community.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: KAREN L. NOEL, GREGORY H. JORDAN, PAUL K. HARTER, THOMAS BENSON
  • Patent number: 6332180
    Abstract: Multiple instances of operating systems execute cooperatively in a single multiprocessor computer wherein all processors and resources are electrically connected together. The single physical machine with multiple physical processors and resources is subdivided by software into multiple partitions, each with the ability to run a distinct copy, or instance, of an operating system. At different times, different operating system instances may be loaded on a given partition. Resources, such as CPUs and memory, can be dynamically assigned to different partitions and used by instances of operating systems running within the machine by modifying the configuration. The partitions themselves can also be changed without rebooting the system by modifying the configuration tree. Inter-instance communication can occur in at least two different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
    Inventors: James R. Kauffman, Andrew H. Mason, Paul K. Harter, Jr.