Computer-to-computer Direct Memory Accessing Patents (Class 709/212)
  • Patent number: 11112999
    Abstract: A method for use in a storage node, the method comprising: instantiating a first poller for detecting whether pending storage device operations have been completed; executing the first poller to identify a first storage device operation that has been completed, wherein executing the first poller includes: (a) executing a first function to detect whether a completion queue corresponding to a storage device driver is empty, the first function being arranged to read a content of a memory location that is associated with the completion queue, (b) terminating the execution of the first poller when the completion queue is empty, and (c) executing a system call function to the storage device driver when the completion queue is non-empty; identifying a first thread that is waiting for the first storage device operation to be completed; and transitioning the first thread from a waiting state to a ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Shveidel, Ronen Gazit
  • Patent number: 11115474
    Abstract: Implementations of this disclosure provide data transmission operations and network interface controllers. An example method performed by a first RDMA network interface controller includes obtaining m data packets from a host memory of a first host; sending the m data packets to a second RDMA network interface controller of a second host; backing up the m data packets to a network interface controller memory integrated into the first RDMA network interface controller; determining that the second RDMA network interface controller does not receive n data packets of the m data packets; and in response, obtaining the n data packets from the m data packets that have been backed up to the network interface controller memory integrated into the first RDMA network interface controller, and retransmitting the n data packets to the second RDMA network interface controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changqing Li, Yinchao Zou, Peng Wu, Jincan Kong
  • Patent number: 11100040
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a multi-socket motherboard, a processor connected to a first socket on the multi-socket motherboard, and an RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) interface module connected to a second socket on the multi-socket motherboard and in communication with the processor over a coherency interface. The RDMA interface module provides an inter-server interface between servers in an RDMA domain. A method for transferring data between servers with RDMA interface modules is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Calvin Byers, M. David Hanes, Joseph Michael Clarke, Gonzalo Salgueiro
  • Patent number: 11099789
    Abstract: A memory system having memory components, a remote direct memory access (RDMA) network interface card (RNIC), and a host system, and configured to: allocate a page of virtual memory for an application; map the page of virtual memory to a page of physical memory in the memory components; instruct the RNIC to perform an RDMA operation; perform, during the RDMA operation, a data transfer between the page of physical memory in the plurality of memory components and a remote device that is connected via a computer network to the remote direct memory access network interface card; and at least for a duration of the data transfer, lock a mapping between the page of virtual memory and the page of physical memory in the memory components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag R. Maharana, Anirban Ray, Gurpreet Anand, Samir Mittal
  • Patent number: 11095613
    Abstract: A system of smart edge sensors, wherein security and encryption is pushed to the edge of the network. In one example, an electronic device includes several sensors. The device is operated by a microprocessor. A plurality of smart edge devices are each interposed between a respective sensor and the microprocessor and intercepts communication between the sensor and the microprocessor. The smart edge device encrypt any data output by the sensor, and decrypt any data received from the microprocessor. In one example the smart edge device is implemented as a system on a chip (SoC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NUSANTAO, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Vincent Corning
  • Patent number: 11055256
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes logic circuitry embedded in at least one of a memory controller, network interface and peripheral control hub to process a function as a service (FaaS) function call embedded in a request. The request is formatted according to a protocol. The protocol allows a remote computing system to access a memory that is coupled to the memory controller without invoking processing cores of a local computing system that the memory controller is a component of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, Mustafa Hajeer
  • Patent number: 11057158
    Abstract: A communication system includes a server with at least one end device and one gathering gateway that transmit to the server uplink frames having moments of transmission according to which are defined reception windows intended for downlink frames supposed to be constructed by the server and relayed by one said gathering gateway selected by the server. A disengageable delegation mechanism vis-à-vis at least one elected end device is implemented in collaboration with the server by an elected gathering gateway by: allocating a buffer to each elected end device and storing therein useful data received asynchronously from the server for the attention of said elected end device; and by constructing and transmitting, on behalf of the server, downlink frames in response to the uplink frames received from each elected end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM SAS
    Inventors: Henri Teboulle, Marc Le Gourrierec, Franck Harnay
  • Patent number: 11049565
    Abstract: Memory devices, systems including memory devices, and methods of operating memory devices and systems are provided, in which at least a subset of a non-volatile memory array is configured to behave as a volatile memory by erasing or degrading data in the event of a changed power condition such as a power-loss event, a power-off event, or a power-on event. In one embodiment of the present technology, a memory device is provided, comprising a non-volatile memory array, and circuitry configured to store one or more addresses of the non-volatile memory array, to detect a changed power condition of the memory device, and to erase or degrade data at the one or more addresses in response to detecting the changed power condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. Cowles, George B. Raad, James S. Rehmeyer, Jonathan S. Parry
  • Patent number: 11036489
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a virtualization platform for creating, deploying, modifying, and relocating applications. A computing platform can receive a software package including software code from a requestor. The software code can be analyzed to identify functions performed by an application that corresponds to the software code. First and second functions can be virtualized and containerized, and a computing environment that is to host an application including the containers can be identified. Deployment of the application can be triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon Jozsa, Daniel Solero
  • Patent number: 11030277
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining source data containing feedback information, identifying different phrases of interest in the feedback information, generating count data that indicates how often the different phrases of interest appear in the feedback information, determining counts of how often the phrases of interest appear in the feedback information, and modifying a count that is representative of how often at least one phrase of interest appears in the feedback data. The count is modified by reducing the count by a count of how often another, shorter phrase of interest also appears in the feedback data. The method also includes generating at least one interface respectively reflecting the count data for the different phrases of interest and the count that has been modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan R. Meltabarger, Pritesh J. Shah, Amit K. Bothra, David A. Tomala, Christopher Markson, Bose Daggubati, Christopher G. Lehmuth
  • Patent number: 11025752
    Abstract: A network adaptor (or NIC) is equipped with multi-level protocol processing capability and is implemented with a protocol processing pipeline that has multiple tap points to enable the integration of co-processors to operate with the NIC. The capability leverages the protocol processing pipeline and all the existing NIC software while at the same time enabling the integration of value added co-processors to customize and enhance the NIC capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Asgeir Thor Eiriksson, Wael Noureddine
  • Patent number: 11016911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transfer of NVMeoF commands/responses between a host and a target are described. The systems and methods may initiate and convert at least one Input/Output request into at least one Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric (NVMeoF) command to access a storage device attached with the target device. A host may transmit the at least one NVMeoF command in a burst mode using a Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Write packet to a pre-registered memory region of the target device. In response to reception of the at least one NVMeoF command, the target device may post at least one NVMeoF completion response corresponding to the at least one NVMeoF command using the RDMA Write packet to a pre-registered memory region of the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muthazhagan Balasubramani, Chirag Chinmay, Venkataratnam Nimmagadda, Raphel David Johnson
  • Patent number: 11003614
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a storage device and from a host device, a set of protocol parameters initialized by the host device. The set of protocol parameters are used to facilitate data transfer between the host device and the storage device. The method also includes determining that a threshold value associated with the data transfer between the host device and the storage device has been satisfied. The method further includes, in response to determining that the threshold value has been satisfied, sending, by the storage device and to the host device, the set of protocol parameters that were received from the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Espeseth, Colin Christopher McCambridge
  • Patent number: 10972407
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes starting a network-coordination service, a network-interface component, and an application as separate processes within a user space of an operating system of a device; receiving, by the network-coordination service, a request from the application to connect with a host; selecting, by the network-coordination service and in response to the request, the network-interface component to service the requested connection with the host, wherein the network-interface component is associated with a network interface of the device; allocating, by the network-coordination service, a shared memory region for the application and the selected network-interface component, wherein the shared memory region is associated with a reference; and sending, by the network-coordination service, the reference to the application, wherein the reference is configured to be used by the application to access the shared memory region; wherein the shared memory region is configured to be used by the appli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gleb Kurtsov, Adrian Harold Chadd, Stanislav Sedov
  • Patent number: 10951481
    Abstract: A digital data communications network that supports efficient, scalable routing of data and use of network resources by combining a recursive division of the network into hierarchical sub-networks with repeating parameterized general purpose link communication protocols and an addressing methodology that reflects the physical structure of the underlying network hardware. The sub-division of the network enhances security by reducing the amount of the network visible to an attack and by insulating the network hardware itself from attack. The fixed bandwidth range at each sub-network level allows quality of service to be assured and controlled. The routing of data is aided by a topological addressing scheme that allows data packets to be forwarded towards their destination based on only local knowledge of the network structure, with automatic support for mobility and multicasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tria Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Day
  • Patent number: 10943032
    Abstract: Techniques for processing I/O operations may include performing DMA (direct memory access) operations between a data storage system, one or more physical storage devices, and a hardware component that communicate over at least one bus using a DMA-based protocol, such as NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express). The hardware device may perform encryption and decryption processing of data that is, respectively, stored to, and read from, physical non-volatile storage. The hardware device may optionally perform other processing for other data-related operations such as any of data validation and integrity checking, data deduplication, data compression, and data decompression. When performing DMA transfers, multiple descriptors, such as SGLs (scatter gather lists) or PRPs (physical region pages), for multiple data portions having logically contiguous consecutive logical addresses may be combined into a single descriptor sent in a single DMA operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Richard Ives, Ningdong Li, Seema G. Pai, Daniel J. Rodrigues, Scott Rowlands
  • Patent number: 10944826
    Abstract: Selective instantiation of a mapped cluster storage service (MCSS) is disclosed. An MCSS instance can be run on computing resources of a real node of a real cluster, wherein the real node comprises real storage device, and wherein a portion of the real storage devices map to a mapped node of a mapped cluster built on the real cluster. The instance of the MCSS can be run near to the real disks of a mapped node to reduce computing resource consumption that can be associated with running the MCSS farther from the corresponding real disks. Moreover, whereas a mapped node can comprise real disks from different real nodes, a real node can be selected based on how many real disks are contributed to a single mapped node, which can result in executing the MCSS instance nearer to a greater proportion of real disks contributing to a single mapped node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Yohannes Altaye
  • Patent number: 10938677
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method implements virtualized network functions in a serverless computing system having networked hardware resources. An interface of the serverless computing system receives a specification for a network service including a virtualized network function (VNF) forwarding graph (FG). A mapper of the serverless computing system determines an implementation graph comprising edges and vertices based on the specification. A provisioner of the serverless computing system provisions a queue in the serverless computing system for each edge. The provisioner further provisions a function in the serverless computing system for each vertex, wherein, for at least one or more functions, each one of said at least one or more functions reads incoming messages from at least one queue. The serverless computing system processes data packets by the queues and functions in accordance with the VNF FG. The queues and functions processes data packets in accordance with the VNF FG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Komei Shimamura, Amit Kumar Saha, Debojyoti Dutta
  • Patent number: 10917344
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for connection establishment over a network that does not require a user application to establish an explicit connection with a target application. In some implementations, provided is an apparatus configured to communicate with a network and a host device. The apparatus may receive a message and destination information associated with the message from the host device. The apparatus may further determine, using the destination information, a transport context from a plurality of transport contexts. The transport context may include a state of a connection with a destination on the network. The destination on the network may be associated with the destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leah Shalev, Brian William Barrett, Nafea Bshara, Georgy Machulsky
  • Patent number: 10911541
    Abstract: Implementations of this disclosure provide data transmission operations and network interface controllers. An example method performed by a first RDMA network interface controller includes obtaining m data packets from a host memory of a first host; sending the m data packets to a second RDMA network interface controller of a second host; backing up the m data packets to a network interface controller memory integrated into the first RDMA network interface controller; determining that the second RDMA network interface controller does not receive n data packets of the m data packets; and in response, obtaining the n data packets from the m data packets that have been backed up to the network interface controller memory integrated into the first RDMA network interface controller, and retransmitting the n data packets to the second RDMA network interface controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changqing Li, Yinchao Zou, Peng Wu, Jincan Kong
  • Patent number: 10909531
    Abstract: A mobile computing device has at least one processor and at least one memory together providing a first execution environment and a second execution environment logically isolated from the first execution environment. The following approach is taken to manage data items for an application executing the first execution environment. A trust relationship is established between a trust client in the second execution environment and a remote trusted party and the trust client receives one or more data items from the remote trusted party. On executing the application in the first execution environment, the trust client provides the data items or further data items derived therefrom to the application. Provision of these data items may be conditional upon a user authentication process. A suitable mobile computing device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Roberts, Patrik Smets, Mehdi Collinge, Axel Cateland
  • Patent number: 10911358
    Abstract: A data or packet processing device such as a network interface controller may include cache control logic that is configured to obtain a set of memory descriptors associated with a queue from the memory. The set of descriptors can be stored in the cache. When a request for processing a data packet associated with the queue is received, the cache control logic can determine that the cache is storing memory descriptors for processing the data packet, and provide the memory descriptors used for processing the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Nakibly, Benzi Denkberg, Erez Izenberg, Nafea Bshara, Uri Leder, Ofer Frishman
  • Patent number: 10901927
    Abstract: An adaptive interface storage device. In some embodiments, the adaptive interface storage device includes: a rear storage interface connector; an adaptable circuit connected to the rear storage interface connector; a first multiplexer, connected to the adaptable circuit; and a front storage interface connector, connected to the first multiplexer. The adaptive interface storage device may be configured to operate in a first state or in a second state. The adaptive interface storage device may be configured: in the first state, to present a device side storage interface according to a first storage protocol at the front storage interface connector, and in the second state, to present a device side storage interface according to a second storage protocol, different from the first storage protocol, at the front storage interface connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Fischer, Sompong Paul Olarig
  • Patent number: 10901691
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for enabling a FIFO-like (first-in-first-out) communication between a plurality of executing processes that are distributed throughout a computing system. Embodiments exploit locality in the hierarchy of the cache memory and communication busses within the computing system to enable the passing of messages or streams of bytes with a low latency and high throughput. In addition, this allows for participating components to be very simple, or very sophisticated, but still benefit from the improved communications patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Kim Richard Schuttenberg, Jonathan Curtis Beard, Syed Ali Mustafa Zaidi
  • Patent number: 10884806
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method is performed by an agent installed in a computing environment on a computer system. The method includes monitoring the computing environment for optimization triggers. The method also includes, responsive to detection of an optimization trigger, identifying an optimization profile of a plurality of optimization profiles that is applicable to the optimization trigger. In addition, the method includes temporarily modifying the computing environment in accordance with the optimization profile. Further, the method includes, responsive to the temporarily modifying, monitoring the computing environment for optimization exit triggers. Additionally, the method includes, responsive to detection of an optimization exit trigger, automatically reversing the temporarily modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ASURVIO, LP
    Inventors: Bogdan Odulinski, Brett Pany
  • Patent number: 10887392
    Abstract: A method and system of storing and retrieving data in a computer system are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method comprises storing a data object at a specified location in a first data store, storing in a second data store first information identifying said specified location, retrieving the data object from a defined location in the first data store, obtaining second information identifying the defined location in the first data store, and comparing the second information to the first information to determine if the first information and the second information identify a same location in the first data store. In embodiments of the invention, the method further comprises when the second information and the first information identify different locations in the first data store, generating a fault signal to indicate that the location of the data object in the first data store has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine H. Crawford, Kevin Gildea, Mark R. Nutter
  • Patent number: 10877923
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a memory configured to store a plurality of functions; a mapping interface configured to perform a mapping from a received first signal to a first function of the plurality of functions; and a state machine configured to, in response to said mapping, execute the first function; wherein the integrated circuit is arranged to, in dependence on the execution of the first function at the state machine, modify said mapping between the first signal and the first function so as to re-map the first signal to a second function of the plurality of functions such that, on receiving a subsequent first signal, the state machine is configured to execute the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Bert Hindle, Ben Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10860581
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for facilitating a local database system to execute a query function at a foreign database system. The apparatus comprises a processor of the local database system and a storage device communicatively coupled with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Frazier, Prama Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10846242
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure provide approaches for configurable allocation of ways in a cache. When a packet is received, the packet can be parsed to determine its type and a corresponding operating mode can be looked up. Based on the operating mode, one or more specific ranges of ways may be determined for the packet's data. For example, a first range of ways may be defined to include context data, a second range of ways may be defined to include descriptor data, and a third range of ways may be defined that can include both context and descriptor data. An eviction engine may clear data from and/or store data to a particular way in the cache based on the operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ofer Frishman, Guy Nakibly, Erez Izenberg
  • Patent number: 10831523
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for implementing direct memory access in a virtualized computing environment. A memory access policy of the virtualized computing environment is applied to a direct memory access connection request received from a first virtual machine via an exception path. The request is flagged to indicate that the request has been processed and the request is forwarded to a network interface device configured to execute offloaded network functions for one or more virtual machines. A memory access policy of the virtualized computing environment is applied to a direct memory access connection reply received from a second virtual machine on the exception path. The reply is flagged to indicate that the reply has been processed and the reply is forwarded to the network interface device. A direct memory access connection is established between first and second virtual machines in accordance with the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alec Kochevar-Cureton, Somesh Chaturmohta, Norman C. Lam, Sambhrama Madhusudhan Mundkur, Daniel M. Firestone
  • Patent number: 10817446
    Abstract: This provides an optimized multiport NVMe controller on a single die that significantly reduces area and gate count for multipath I/O requirements over prior implementations without compromising any performance requirements. The arrangement implements minimal logic per NVMe controller as per NVMe specification requirements and implements shared logic for all common functions. This results in the desired substantial savings in gate count and area. The optimized multiport NVMe controller is used in multipath I/O-based memory subsystem where multiple hosts access Namespaces through their own dedicated queues. Illustratively, the optimized multiport NVMe controller shares common logic among NVMe controllers, providing area efficient solution for multipath I/O implementations. Shared logic across all NVMe controllers are the DMA Engine (Hardware block which handles all NVMe commands based on PRP or SGL pointers), Firmware Request Queue (FWRQ). Firmware Completion Queue (FWCQ) and DMACQ (DMA Completion Queue).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mobiveil, Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Saxena
  • Patent number: 10802821
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for enforcing firmware profiles. First, it is determined that a device record associated with a client device fails to specify a firmware profile. A firmware profile is then generated for the client device. Subsequently, a command is generated that causes a firmware of the client device to be configured based at least in part on the firmware profile. The firmware profile is then stored in the device record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Bilal, Thanhy Mather, Tomas Vetrovsky, Pavel Zeman
  • Patent number: 10791139
    Abstract: A cyber security risk model mitigates cyber security risks for an asset environment (including a virtual asset) by utilizing a functions, connections and identities to determine a cyber security risk index (CSRI). An asset environment may comprise one or more functions where each function has one or more connections associated with any one or more of the functions and one or more identities associated with the virtual asset. A CSRI may be determined for each function based on the cyber security risk model that takes into account the cyber security risks or attributes associated with each function, connection and identity associated with the virtual environment or virtual asset. The asset environment may be adjusted, reconfigured, or otherwise altered based on the CSRI for any given function or for an overall CSRI. An alert may also be triggered based, at least in part, on a determined CSRI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: American Bureau of Shipping
    Inventors: Richard G. Scott, Cris Owen DeWitt, Matthew Mowrer
  • Patent number: 10788989
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for providing for non-uniform memory access (NUMA) resource assignment and re-evaluation. In one example, the method includes receiving, by a processing device, a request to launch a first process in a system having a plurality of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, determining, by the processing device, a resource requirement of the first process, determining, based on resources available on the plurality of NUMA nodes, a preferred NUMA node of the plurality of NUMA nodes to execute the first process, the preferred NUMA node being determined by the processing device without user input, and binding, by the processing device, the first process to the preferred NUMA node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: William Samuel Gray
  • Patent number: 10776011
    Abstract: A computing system including a memory, a processor and a solid state disk is provided. The memory stores a disk access driver program. The solid state disk includes a storage circuit and a control circuit. The control circuit includes a processing unit, a first access path and a second access path. The processing unit communicates with the processor through the first access path. The processor executes the driver program that enables the processor to process a disk access command for directly accessing the storage circuit of the solid state disk through the second access path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RAYMX MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Chen, Chih-Ching Chien, Yen-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 10769098
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method for accessing a host memory through non-volatile memory over fabric bridging with direct target access. A first memory access command encapsulated in a first network packet is received at a memory interface unit and from a remote direct memory access (RDMA) interface and via a network fabric. The first memory access command is compliant with a first non-volatile memory interface protocol and the first network packet is compliant with a second non-volatile memory interface protocol. The first network packet is unwrapped to obtain the first memory access command. The first memory access command is stored in a work queue using address bits of the work queue as a pre-set index of the first memory access command. The first memory access command is sent from the work queue based on the pre-set index to activate a first target storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitan Joshua, Scott Furey, Dimitry Melts, Noam Mizrahi
  • 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: 10747522
    Abstract: A method and system for non-disruptive host repurposing. Specifically, the method and system disclosed herein entail the re-optimization of datacenter hosts (e.g., servers) for any infrastructure and/or workload deployment. Different infrastructure and/or workload deployments may require the tuning of various memory parameters (or attributes) in the basic input-output system (BIOS) configuration. Presently, the repurposing of any given host demands the full reset of the system configuration—i.e., a disruptive process—prior to implementing the necessary BIOS configuration changes. In contrast, the method and system disclosed herein facilitate the repurposing of a host through the installation and/or uninstallation of configuration overlays—a modular approach to interchanging infrastructure and/or workload deployments—without the disruption of full system resets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ravikanth Chaganti, Rizwan Ali, Dharmesh M. Patel
  • Patent number: 10742734
    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: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10743173
    Abstract: A method in a node of a Mobile network. The method comprises: instantiating Virtual Anchor Unit configured to: maintain device administration data pertaining to a respective mobile electronic device, the device administration data including at least one statistic pertaining to traffic to and from the mobile electronic device, and at least one rule for controlling an operation of the mobile electronic device; update the at least one statistic based on the traffic to and from the mobile electronic device; and enforce the at least one rule based on the at least one statistic. The VAU is associated with a monitoring point of traffic to and from the respective mobile electronic device. Operation of the VAU is facilitated using the monitoring point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mehdi Arashmid Akhavain Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 10725813
    Abstract: A Hypervisor hosted on a computer device includes a Fibre Channel (FC) port to communicate with an FC switch in an FC switched fabric. The FC port has a port identifier assigned by the switch device. The Hypervisor solicits from the switch FC priority values available to be allocated as respective local identifiers of virtual machines (VMs). The Hypervisor instantiates a VM with a global VM identifier, and allocates one of the solicited priority values to the instantiated VM such that the allocated priority value and the port identifier together represent a fabric VM identifier. After the allocating, the Hypervisor sends to the FC switch an update frame to indicate the instantiated VM, the global VM identifier, and the fabric VM identifier. During an FC session, the Hypervisor exchanges FC frames with an FC destination port connected to the switched fabric. Each session frame indicates the fabric VM identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Claudio DeSanti
  • Patent number: 10715602
    Abstract: Provided is an adaptive IoT service system employing a removable hardware module. The system includes a peripheral device control module, a management server, an application program configuration manager, and a user terminal. The peripheral device control module is configured such that a control board thereof for controlling a corresponding one of IoT devices is mountable to and removable from a mainboard thereof. The management server relays real-time data transmitted from IoT devices, cumulative data, and type information to the user terminal, and relays and manages the data and information. The application configuration manager automatically constructs a user interface of the user terminal on the basis of the data managed by the management server. The system constructs a user interface in real time and automatically associates the IoT device with the application program in the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VITCON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Gyu Kim, Dong Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 10715599
    Abstract: A status of an Internet of Things (IoT) device included in a local area cloud is identified. The local area cloud includes IoT devices that are connected in a wireless local area network (WLAN), and one IoT device functions as a leader of the local area cloud. A cloud server associated with the IoT device is identified and information identifying the status is forwarded to the cloud server via a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The cloud server selects an action to be performed by the IoT device and forwards data identifying the action. The leader receives and distributes information identifying the action to the IoT device via the local area cloud. The action may include actions by multiple IoT devices in the local area cloud or IoT devices included in multiple local area clouds. A user may input data to control the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiu Hao, Dongchen Wang, Michael P. Ruffini, Thierry R. Sender
  • Patent number: 10716014
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a cellular station. The controller uses one or more first preambles within a PRACH time-frequency resource to perform a synchronous transmission on the PRACH to the cellular station via the wireless transceiver, or uses one or more second preambles within the PRACH time-frequency resource to perform an asynchronous transmission or a synchronous transmission on the PRACH to the cellular station via the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chiou-Wei Tsai, Guo-Hau Gau, Chia-Hao Yu
  • Patent number: 10713212
    Abstract: A mobile local computing device is configured to access memories or storage devices associated with a remote computing device using remote direct memory access (RDMA) over a wireless fifth generation (5G) network link that provides high bandwidth and low latency relative to previous wireless network protocols. The mobile local computing device utilizes a local compute context that is unique to the local environment and which may be facilitated by devices, components, or functionalities that are local to the mobile local computing device, but which are not available with the same context to the remote computing device. The 5G network link supports high bandwidth and low latency so that the mobile local computing device can access and utilize the remote data in large datasets in a similar manner to how it would for locally stored data, while still being able to leverage the local I/O and maintain its unique local compute context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: John David Bruner, David Garfield Thaler, III
  • Patent number: 10715382
    Abstract: A method for configuring a service node, a service node pool registrar, and a system are provided. The service node pool registrar receives a service node query request sent by a management configuration device, where the service node query request includes a service requirement, where the service requirement is from a user or caused by a network change; the service node pool registrar searches a service node database to obtain service node information that matches the service node query request and sends the matching service node information to the management configuration device, so that the management configuration device performs network and service configuration on the matching service node according to obtained network topology information and the matching service node information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongguang Guan, Yang Wang, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10691504
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for migrating a service from one container to another container is provided. The present invention may include obtaining a first group of requests that are accessing a service launched in a first container instance and a second group of requests that are waiting for accessing the service. The present invention may also include generating a migrated service in a second container instance by migrating the service from the first container instance to the second container instance based on the obtained first and second groups of requests. The present invention may further include directing the second group of requests to the migrated service in the second container instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xin Peng Liu, Ying Mao, Kun Yang, Jing You, Wu Mi Zhong
  • Patent number: 10693781
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for implementing in Network Interface Controller (NIC) flow switching. Switching operations are effected via hardware-based forwarding mechanisms in apparatus such as NICs in a manner that does not employ use of computer system processor resources and is transparent to operating systems hosted by such computer systems. The forwarding mechanisms are configured to move or copy Media Access Control (MAC) frame data between receive (Rx) and transmit (Tx) queues associated with different NIC ports that may be on the same NIC or separate NICs. The hardware-based switching operations effect forwarding of MAC frames between NIC ports using memory operations, thus reducing external network traffic, internal interconnect traffic, and processor workload associated with packet processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Iosif Gasparakis, Peter P. Waskiewicz, Jr., Patrick Connor
  • Patent number: 10666523
    Abstract: A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The channels include a short message service (SMS) channel, a remote control channel, and an asynchronous event channel. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Chris Decenzo, Cy Myers, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 10642519
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that provides a solid state drive that analyzes connection performance during I/O operations and is configured to independently modify connection performance based upon user specified input parameters without the need for host computer management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Darin Edward Gerhart, Nicholas Edward Ortmeier, Mark David Erickson