Error Or Fault Analysis (epo) Patents (Class 714/E11.029)
  • Patent number: 9030316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus where the method includes detecting a plurality of events related to the activities of users within a security system wherein the events are defined by a plurality of attributes, wherein at least one attribute is categorical and wherein a data distance between events is a function of event attributes, evaluating the detected events using a density based anomaly detection method f(r), where r is a size of a neighborhood around a data point, comparing a value of the evaluated expression with a margin threshold value (msg(r)) and setting an alarm upon detecting that the value exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vit Libal, Pavel Vacha, Valerie Guralnik
  • Patent number: 8775124
    Abstract: A method for generating a set of analytical redundancy relations representative of a system with which a plurality of sensors is associated for the observation of variables indicative of operating conditions and adapted to enable detection and discrimination of faults. A complete set of analytical redundancy relations of the system is built from a set of intermediate relations established between observable and non-observable variables of the system, wherein each intermediate relation is generated by combining two predetermined relations Rj, Rk, each of which is expressed in an implicit form as a tuple (i) of a subset Sj of system variables, (ii) of the set Cj of the support components for said relation, and (iii) of the set Tj of the primary relations used to derive said intermediate relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Technologia
    Inventors: Amir Fijany, Farrokh Vatan
  • Publication number: 20140129876
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the techniques herein provide that a node may receive indicia of a fault state in one or more components of a computer network. Based on the indicia, the node may then identify a network dependency group including a plurality of network components that are hierarchically associated with the one or more components. The node may then receive, from a database, a time series of performance data values corresponding to the network dependency group, wherein the time series comprises performance data values from before and after the onset of the fault state. The node may then identify altered performance data values in the time series comprising values which differ before and after onset of the fault state, and then determine a root cause of the fault state by identifying one or more particular components within the network dependency group that are associated with the altered performance data values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sateesh K. Addepalli, Raghuram S. Sudhaakar, Kevin C. Lee, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Publication number: 20140115397
    Abstract: A method of correlating the timing of multiple interleaved trace data streams. A Time Stamp Trace stream logic monitors the event trace stream for a synchronization request. When a synchronization request, a CTI trigger or both are detected the EEP ID is incremented and the time stamp value is inserted into the trace stream along with the EEP ID and any relevant identification markers available in the detected synchronization request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jason L. Peck, Byran Thome
  • Publication number: 20140082420
    Abstract: Automated program testing is facilitated. Test results generated based on performance of one or more tests by a program are obtained, where a test passes or fails based on output obtained based on performance of the test by the program. A failure output of the test results is identified, the failure output being of a failing test that includes at least one command, and the failure output being obtained based on performing the at least one command. A modified test is automatically generated based on the failing test, where the modified test is provided for performance thereof by the program to facilitate testing of the program. The modified test includes the at least one command of the failing test, and the modified test passes based on obtaining the identified failure output of the failing test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy D. Greer
  • Publication number: 20140059388
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide an automatic diagnostic data collection system to facilitate diagnosis of technical problems associated with computing device and to facilitate the analysis of marketing and performance metrics of the computing devices. When a user of a computing device calls or accesses a help desk and/or call center, data can be automatically collected from the computing device to allow the help desk operator quickly and accurately diagnose the problem. If no error is specified, general diagnosis data including results of a trace route between a server and the computing device can be collected. If an error is specified, error logs associated with the error can also be collected. The data can be filtered based on a diagnosis request and transferred to the relevant technical support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: RAWLLIN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Anton Patiev, Igor Sokolov, Sergey Stepanov
  • Publication number: 20140047273
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for administering checkpoints for incident analysis are provided. Embodiments include a checkpoint manager receiving from each incident analyzer of a plurality of incident analyzers, a checkpoint indicating an incident having the oldest identification number still in analysis by the incident analyzer at the time associated with the checkpoint. The checkpoint manager examines each received checkpoint to identify, as a restore incident, an incident having the oldest identification number indicated in any of the received checkpoints. A monitor sends to the incident analyzers, a stream of incidents beginning with the identified restore incident and continuing with any incidents having a newer identification number than the identified restore incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Carey, Philip J. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20130339796
    Abstract: Transactional execution branch indications are placed into one or more transaction diagnostic blocks when a transaction is aborted. Each branch indication specifies whether a branch was taken, as a result of executing a branch instruction within the transaction. As the transaction executes and a branch instruction is encountered, a branch indication is set in a vector indicating whether the branch was taken. Then, if the transaction aborts, the indicators are stored in one or more transaction diagnostic blocks providing a branch history usable in diagnosing the failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Publication number: 20130339795
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating failure data for different failure analysis layouts. The system includes a data validator and layout engine. The data validator is configured to validate failure analysis data for a complex system including a plurality of systems. The failure analysis data includes failure data identifying failed systems, and design data describing the complex system and possible failures of at least some of its systems. In this regard, the data validator is configured to perform one or more consistency checks between the failure data and design data to thereby integrate the failure data for a plurality of different failure analysis layouts. The layout engine is in turn configured to selectively generate and communicate any one or more of the plurality of different layouts of the failure analysis data, with at least some of the failure analysis data being shared between at least some of the different layouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tyler Junichi Petri, Daniel J. Fogarty, David Harding Jones, Allison Moran, Kevin Nicholas King
  • Publication number: 20130305092
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and an article of manufacture for problem determination and diagnosis in a shared dynamic cloud environment. The method includes monitoring each virtual machine and physical server in the shared dynamic cloud environment for at least one metric, identifying a symptom of a problem and generating an event based on said monitoring, analyzing the event to determine a deviation from normal behavior, and classifying the event as a cloud-based anomaly or an application fault based on existing knowledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Praveen Jayachandran, Bikash Sharma, Akshat Verma
  • Publication number: 20130305093
    Abstract: Techniques for problem determination and diagnosis in a shared dynamic cloud environment. A method includes monitoring each virtual machine and physical server in the shared dynamic cloud environment for at least one metric, identifying a symptom of a problem and generating an event based on said monitoring, analyzing the event to determine a deviation from normal behavior, and classifying the event as a cloud-based anomaly or an application fault based on existing knowledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Praveen Jayachandran, Bikash Sharma, Akshat Verma
  • Publication number: 20130208295
    Abstract: A method for predicting failure in an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is provided. The method may include using a database to store information relating to the performance of a component function by an ATM component. The information may include normal performance information and fault information. The method may further include using a computational module to calculate a fault rate for the ATM component. The method may also include using a processor to compare the calculated fault rate to a threshold value associated with the component function. In the event that the fault rate exceeds the threshold value, the processor may initiate a request for service of the ATM component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Bank of America
    Inventors: Matthew K. Bryant, Nicholas J. Munson, Daniel J. Farinella, William H. McGraw, Nathan Dent, Richard L. Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20130205170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamic fault tree analysis system including a fault tree module associated with a mission critical system (mcs), wherein said fault tree module includes at least one item characterized by an initial probability density function (pdf), at least one threshold value associated with the mcs, a sampling module to transform the initial pdf to a heterogeneous pdf (hpdf), wherein the hpdf includes at least one continuous segment and at least one discrete segment, and wherein transition between segments is at least partially based on the at least one threshold; and a stochastic simulator to determine the probability of an mcs failure condition by analyzing the fault tree module using the heterogeneous pdf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: ALD SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventors: Zigmund Bluvband, Sergey Porotsky
  • Publication number: 20130179736
    Abstract: A method of ticket consolidation in computing environment may in one aspect analyze problem reports, determine whether problems reported by machines are caused by the same or substantially the same run-time configuration error or are occurring on the same physical server, and are within the given sensitivity time window, consolidate the problem tickets and increase the priority of the consolidated ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael K. Gschwind, Ruchi Mahindru, Valentina Salapura
  • Publication number: 20130173965
    Abstract: Provided is a fault tracing system and method for remote maintenance. The fault tracing method includes detecting faults by receiving error events or fault diagnosis request messages, generating transactions for the detected faults, tracing the faults according to the transactions, and notifying a client terminal or user of the fault diagnosis results. Accordingly, it is possible to accurately trace a fault even in a home/building network environment complicatedly consisting of various resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ji Yeon SON, Ji Hyun Lee, Jeu Young Kim, Jun Hee Park
  • Publication number: 20130166957
    Abstract: A system error analysis device which includes a top unit and a storage unit coupled to the top module is mentioned. The storage unit is configured to store each of the input data, each of the output data and each of the bus data transmitted by the top unit. When receiving an interrupting signal, the system error analysis device outputs the input data, the output data and the bus data stored as soon as the interrupting signal is received and the input data, the output data and the bus data stored before the receiving of the interrupting signal. Accordingly, by comparing and analyzing the data output by system error analysis device, the system employing the system error analysis device is able to obtain the reason of the generation of the interrupting signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Hsiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20130159776
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus has at least one circuit block accessible for debugging by a debugger, the block having a set of debug status registers and a debug event register which is set by the circuit block to indicate occurrence of a debug event. Debug interface circuitry interfaces with the set of debug status registers for each circuit block. The circuitry includes at least a first portion which is in a first power domain that remains in a fully powered state whilst the debugger is connected to the circuitry. Status registers are provided in a second power domain which transitions between the fully powered state and at least one low power state whilst the debugger is connected to the circuitry. Content of the debug status registers is only accessible to the debugger when the second power domain is in the fully powered state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: David Michael Gilday, Simon John Craske
  • Publication number: 20130124922
    Abstract: A method of providing synchronization and integrity checking in a high integrity processing system having at least two redundant processing lanes, with each lane having an application processor, with the application processors running the same application software in a non-lockstep configuration, and outputting transactions requiring access to an addressable space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Paul Van Stensel
  • Publication number: 20130097459
    Abstract: A method for distributed diagnostic reasoning is provided. The method includes establishing a computing node monitoring the operation of a component of a complex system and populating at least one of a processor and the memory of the computing node with one or more standardized executable application modules (SEAMs) and a workflow service. The method further includes creating a configuration file in combination with several SEAMS to create a distributed diagnostic reasoner (DDR) associated with the component. The method also comprises installing the configuration file in the computing node for execution by the processor; and initializing the one or more SEAMS, the configuration file and the workflow service, wherein the workflow service facilitates data flow between the one or more SEAMS and the static data associated with a fault condition resident in the configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Allen Bell, Tim Felke
  • Publication number: 20130073908
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a maintenance device includes a first interface, a memory, and a processor. The first interface is configured to acquire setting information read by a reading unit configured to read the apparatus information including apparatus identification information and error information from an information processing device. The memory is configured to store an apparatus information table including registration error information corresponding to the registration apparatus identification information. The processor is configured to analyze the apparatus information based on the apparatus information table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sou Miyazaki, Masaki Narahashi, Reiji Murakami, Yoshikatsu Kamisuwa
  • Publication number: 20130067282
    Abstract: A fault analyzing circuit has: a comparing circuit to compare fault data stored in a storage area with a fault being caused with data of an alternation register; and a position identifying circuit to identify an error bit position from data of a comparative result of the comparing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takahito HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20130067283
    Abstract: A method for detecting failures and requesting failure diagnoses, includes receiving monitoring information from an resource object. Further, the method includes, if an error message is included in the received monitoring information, determining that a failure has been detected in the resource object to send a failure diagnosis request message to a failure diagnosis framework. Furthermore, the method includes receiving failure diagnosis result information from the failure diagnosis framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jihyun LEE, Ji Yeon SON, Jeu Young KIM, Jun Hee PARK, Kyeong Deok MOON
  • Publication number: 20130061092
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for detecting and diagnosing system outages. A system outage is ascertained and aberrant user activities are categorized, as possible contributors to the system outage, based on system impact. User activities and system impact are learned, and user activities and system impact are compared against predetermined rules. A system outage alert is generated, and a user activity responsible for the system outage is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manish Gupta, Ravi Kothari, Vijay Mann, Anil Kumar Vishnoi
  • Publication number: 20130061095
    Abstract: A method detects soft failures as follows. A set of artifacts being generated by at least one process in a system is monitored. A number of artifacts being generated by the process is determined to be below a given threshold in response to the monitoring. The process is monitored in response to the determination. A current state of the process is determined in response to the analyzing. A notification is generated in response to the current state of the process including a set of abnormal behaviors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130055022
    Abstract: A system and method of various SoC design verification techniques. A model of an SoC design is simulated in an emulator, and the emulator is connected to a debugger. Scripts are conveyed from a host computer to the debugger. The debugger translates the commands in the scripts from a first language into commands in a second language. The debugger then conveys the commands in the second language to the emulator. The debugger is also configured to utilize the same scripts to perform tests on an actual SoC on a development board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew K. Chong
  • Publication number: 20130031414
    Abstract: A method begins by a dispersed storage (DS) processing module selecting two or more correlated error messages of a plurality of error messages. The method continues with the DS processing module identifying two or more collection of records corresponding to the selected two or more correlated error messages such that a collection of records includes an event record including information regarding an event, a first record including information regarding a dispersed storage (DS) processing module processing an event request to produce a plurality of sub-event requests, and a plurality of records including information regarding a plurality of DS units processing the plurality of sub-event requests. The method continues with the DS processing module identifying a correlation cause of one or more errors corresponding to the two or more correlated error messages based on the two or more collections of records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: CLEVERSAFE, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Dhuse, Yogesh Ramesh Vedpathak
  • Publication number: 20130024729
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a digital asset testing system 200 may test a digital asset 202 before posting at a digital distribution store. A communication interface 180 may receive a digital asset 202. A processor 120 may execute testing of the digital asset 202 on a testing virtual machine 212 of a virtual machine set. The processor 120 may execute testing of the digital asset 202 simultaneous with testing executed on each virtual machine 212 of the virtual machine set. The processor 120 may delay testing of the digital asset 202 on the testing virtual machine 212 if a testing virtual machine configuration 214 is stale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ghassan Salloum, Deepak Kumar, Gaurav Bhaudari, Brian Anger
  • Publication number: 20130024730
    Abstract: A disk control apparatus includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor in which executes a process as follows. The process includes diagnosing whether or not a failure has occurred on each of a plurality of disk apparatuses, determining, when the failure has occurred, whether or not the failure is a pre-defined failure, and excluding from diagnosis targets, when the failure is the pre-defined failure, a disk apparatus group included in a RAID together with a failed disk apparatus that is determined to have the pre-defined failure in the plurality of disk apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Norihide Kubota, Atsushi Igashira, Ryota Tsukahara, Hidejirou Daikokuya, Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Chikashi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130007527
    Abstract: An automated support system includes a database of statistics used to calculate and store the solution ratings. The database is connected to a decision-making module that selects appropriate solutions. A known computer operation-related problem is stored in the database. The problem is represented by a set of parameters of a user computer system. Any given set of parameters defines a problem existing on the user(s) computer system. A solution formed by the solution adding module is represented by a special file. The selected solution is automatically executed on the user computer system and operation-related problem is solved. The effective solution is assigned rating stored in the solution database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: KASPERSKY LAB, ZAO
    Inventors: ARTEM PETUKHOV, Timur Smirnov, Stephane Le Hir, Marina Eremina
  • Publication number: 20130007526
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for defect closure is described. A method may allowing, via one or more computing devices, a user to define one or more parameters associated with a defect. The method may further comprise modifying, via the one or more computing devices, a care-value associated with the defect, as a function of time, based upon, at least in part, the one or more parameters defined by the user. The method may additionally comprise, in response to determining that the defect is unresolved after a configurable time period, closing, via the one or more computing devices, the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Philip R. Riedel, John Anthony Griffith, Daniel Patrick Rhames, David Lloyd Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130007525
    Abstract: A method, data processing system, and computer program product for testing a computer system. A sequencer tests the computer system using test modules arranged in a first sequence, wherein each of the test modules is for testing at least a portion of the computer system. The sequencer determines if an operator is available, in response to an interrupt generated by a test module. If an operator is available, the sequencer arranges the test modules into a second sequence based on a first policy. If an operator is unavailable, the sequencer arranges the test modules into a third sequence based on a second policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francis E. del Rosario, Jie Li, Antoine G. Sater, Hong Ye
  • Publication number: 20130007531
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an array controller and a frame buffer. The array controller may be configured to read/write data to/from a drive array in response to one or more input/output requests. The frame buffer may be implemented within the array controller and may be configured to perform (i) a first data integrity check to determine a first type of data error and (ii) a second data integrity check to determine a second type of data error. The frame buffer may log occurrences of the first type of error and the second type of error in a field transmitted with the data. The field may be used to determine a source of possible corruption of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Mahmoud K. Jibbe, Arunkumar Ragendran, Britto Rossario, Senthil Kannan, Padmanabhan Pandurangan
  • Publication number: 20130007528
    Abstract: Coverage analysis may be performed using reverse time. The coverage analysis may be based on last hit data. The last hit data may comprise a timestamp indicating a last time in which a coverage event was covered. Utilizing last hit data instead of first hit data as is known in the art enables distinction between coverage goals that were never covered and coverage goals that were not covered lately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
    Inventors: Avi Ziv, Laurent Fournier, Steven Mittermaier
  • Publication number: 20120331347
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for restarting event and alert analysis after a shutdown in a distributed processing system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Carey, Matthew W. Markland, Philip J. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20120331349
    Abstract: In a method for detecting memory errors occurring in a computing device, a channel number of an error memory module is obtained from a first register of a memory controller of the computing device. The method analyzes an error type to obtain a rank number of the memory module from one or more specified registers of the memory controller, and finds a serial number of a memory slot into which the memory module has been inserted. According to the serial number of the memory slot and a distribution list, the method can detect the memory slot which is carrying the memory module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: JIE-JUN TAN, YU-LONG LIN
  • Publication number: 20120324291
    Abstract: A programmatic time-gap defect correction apparatus and method corrects errors which may go undetected by a computer system. Buffer underruns or overruns, which may incur errors in data transfers, yet remain undetected and uncorrected in a computer system, are corrected by an error avoidance module in accordance with the invention. Bytes transferred to and from buffers, used by an I/O controllers to temporarily store data while being transferred between synchronous and asynchronous devices, are counted and an error condition is forced based on the count. If the count exceeds the capacity of the buffer, an error condition is forced, thereby reducing chances that errors are incurred into the data transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AFTG-TG, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Phillip M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120317442
    Abstract: The redundancy that is effected by preparing a plurality of units of hardware of an identical configuration results in high costs, complicating the application of same to inexpensive products. The present invention detects a fault in a function that is provided via hardware upon an apparatus having a variety of components, such as a CPU, capable of changing content to be processed at the application level, and an FPGA, capable of changing the content to be processed. When a fault is thus detected, the invention uses configuration information of an apparatus either within the apparatus or within apparatuses upon the network to select an apparatus capable of serving as a substitute, selects software required to implement the function, carries out procedures for facilitating the use of the software upon the substitute hardware (i.e., downloading the software, loading the software into a memory region accessible to the hardware), and carries out the processing in substitution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nagano, Junichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20120304013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for administering event pools for relevant event analysis are provided. Embodiments include assigning, by an incident analyzer, a plurality of events to an events pool; determining, by the incident analyzer, an event suppression duration; determining, by the incident analyzer in dependence upon event analysis rules, to suppress events having particular attributes indicating the events occurred during the event suppression duration; and suppressing, by the incident analyzer, each event assigned to the events pool having the particular attributes indicating the events occurred during the event suppression duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark G. Atkins, James E. Carey, Philip J. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20120304012
    Abstract: Administering incident pools including receiving, by an incident analyzer from an incident queue, a plurality of incidents from one or more components of the distributed processing system; assigning, by the incident analyzer, each received incident to a pool of incidents; assigning, by the incident analyzer, to each incident a particular combined minimum time for inclusion in one or more pools, each particular combined minimum time corresponding to a particular incident; in response to the pool closing, determining, by the incident analyzer, for each incident in the pool whether the incident has met its combined minimum time for inclusion in one or more pools; and if the incident has been in the pool for its combined minimum time, including, by the incident analyzer, the incident in the closed pool; and if the incident has not been in the pool for its combined minimum time, including the incident in a next pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark G. Atkins, James E. Carey, Philip J. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20120304007
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in identifying abnormal behavior in a control system. Operating events associated with a control system are received, and an actual behavior of the control system is determined based on the received operating events. The actual behavior is compared to expected behavior to determine whether the actual behavior differs from the expected behavior. The expected behavior includes a correlation between a plurality of operating events associated with the control system. The expected behavior is updated based on an indication of whether the actual behavior is abnormal from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Carl J. Hanks, Steven A. Dorris, Arun Ayyagari
  • Publication number: 20120297251
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a test system includes a data collection module adapted for collecting data from a test system, a storage module adapted for storing the collected data in an organized format, the data including problem data, associated configuration information, associated performance information, and activity data, an analysis module adapted for analyzing the collected data to define at least two activity zones by correlating the problem data, the associated configuration information, the associated performance information, and the activity data, the at least two activity zones including a safe zone where the test system operates normally and a danger zone where the test system is susceptible to operational problems, and an adjustment module adapted for adjusting available resources and/or workload of the test system to cause the test system to operate in the danger zone thereby increasing a likelihood of fault occurrence for testing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joel L. Masser, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120290880
    Abstract: Real-time diagnostics may be provided. A plurality of data feeds may be aggregated from at least one of a plurality of nodes. Upon determining that at least one element of at least one of the data feeds meets a trigger condition, an action associated with the trigger condition may be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: One Microsoft Way
    Inventors: Avi Roitman Bardack, Pauline Muna Batthish, Victor Boctor, Olexiy Karpus, Randall Lehner, Pravjit Tiwana
  • Patent number: 8311783
    Abstract: A method for the generation of a set of conflicts for model-based system diagnostics is described, with which system a plurality of sensors is associated for the observation of variables indicative of operation conditions. The method starts from generating a complete set of Analytical Redundancy Relations (ARRs) in implicit form and, for each diagnosis instance: it performs a system simulation, computing the expected values for a first subset of Analytical Redundancy Relations (D-ARRs) including the relations involving only one system observation variable; it compares the expected and observed values of the system observation variables to identify the inconsistent variables, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Technologia
    Inventors: Amir Fijany, Anthony Barrett, Farrokh Vatan
  • Publication number: 20120278657
    Abstract: A system and method for network fault diagnosis in a network having network elements is presented. The method comprises creating a network causality model, generating Boolean expressions from the network causality model, converting the Boolean expressions into SAT sets, receiving network monitoring results, correlating these monitoring results with the SAT sets, and enumerating all possible diagnostic explanations of potential faults, properly annotated. Creating a network causality model can comprise creating, for each network element, an element-specific causality model, stitching together all network elements using the element-specific causality models and a network topology, retrieving monitoring state and propagation information, and generating the network causality model using the stitched together network elements and the monitoring state and propagation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Baker, Marian Nodine
  • Publication number: 20120278656
    Abstract: The present invention provides for devices and methods for the transmission of data over nodes of a specific network. A device may comprise at least two network nodes, a bus having a transmitting line and a receiving line for interconnecting the network nodes. The respective network node has a fault protection circuit which is to bypass the network node in the event of a fault and is capable of reversing the polarity of the transmitting line and of the receiving line, a detection means for detecting a reverse in polarity of the transmitting line and of the receiving line by the respective upstream network node, and a fault-locating means for locating a fault in the upstream network node when a reverse in polarity of the transmitting line and of the receiving line has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Sven-Olaf BERKHAHN, Martin Wagner, Christoph Heller, Stefen Schneele
  • Publication number: 20120272100
    Abstract: Test equipment provides interrupt capability to automatic testing as a means of actively controlling temperature of the device under test. A processor coupled to memory is responsive to computer-executable instructions contained in the memory. A test socket is coupled to a device under test and coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to interrupt an application pattern running on the device under test. In response to interrupting the application pattern, the processor is configured to cause a control pattern to run on the device under test and then cause the application pattern to restart running from the point of interruption on the device under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harold Chase, Dennis R. Conti, James M. Crafts, David L. Gardell, Andrew T. Holle, Adrian Patrascu, Jody J. Van Horn
  • Publication number: 20120272101
    Abstract: A server testing system is used for testing servers of a server system and includes a power source, switches, a connection device, a controlling device, and a display device. Each switch is connected to the power source and the controlling device. The controlling device is connected to the connection device and the display device. The controlling device controls each switch to connect a corresponding server to the power source. When receiving a feedback signal from a server, the connection device sends a status signal to the controlling device. The status signal triggers the controlling device to control a corresponding switch to disconnect and then connect the server to the power source. The controlling module controls the switches to turn each server on and off for a predetermined number of times and controls the display device to display a warning when a server is not working normally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: MU-CHENG CHI
  • Publication number: 20120266020
    Abstract: A system includes at least one monitored device collect data detect and detect an error in the data, a central server, and at least one local server communicatively coupled to the monitored device and the central server. The local server is configured to receive the data and an indication of the error detected from the monitored device, determine a solution for use in resolving the error, transmit instructions to perform the solution to the monitored device, and transmit the error and the solution to the central server for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Manyphay Souvannarath
  • Publication number: 20120266026
    Abstract: Misbehaving applications may be detected by monitoring system resource utilization in a virtualized computer system. Utilization may be forecasted based on historical utilization data for the system resources when the application is known to be behaving normally. When the monitored utilization of system resources deviates from the forecasted utilization, an alert may be generated. When the alert is generated, system resources allocated to the application may be increased or decreased to prevent abnormal behavior in the virtualized computer system executing to misbehaving application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Ramya Malanai Chikkalingaiah, Shivaram Venkat, Michael A. Salsburg
  • Publication number: 20120246514
    Abstract: A method includes testing a first device and a second device identical to each other and comprising integrated circuits. The testing of the first device is performed according to a first test sequence of the first device, wherein the first test sequence includes a plurality of ordered test items, and wherein the first test sequence includes a test item. A test priority of the test item is calculated based on a frequency of fails of the test item in the testing of a plurality of devices having an identical structure as the first device. The first test sequence is then adjusted to generate a second test sequence in response to the test priority of the test item, wherein the second test sequence is different from the first test sequence. The second device is tested according to the second test sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Cheng Chen, Hung-Chih Lin, Mill-Jer Wang, Hao Chen, Ching-Nen Peng