|EGENERA, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100043006||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CONFIGURABLE DEPLOYMENT PLATFORM WITH VIRTUALIZATION OF PROCESSING RESOURCE SPECIFIC PERSISTENT SETTINGS - Methods and systems for deploying a processing resource in a configurable platform are described. A methods includes providing a specification that describes a configuration of a processing area network, the specification including (i) a number of processors for the processing area network (ii) a local area network topology defining interconnectivity and switching functionality among the specified processors of the processing area network, and (iii) a storage space for the processing area network. The specification further includes processing resource specific persistent settings. The method further includes allocating resources from the configurable platform to satisfy deployment of the specification, programming interconnectivity between the allocated resources and processing resources to satisfy the specification, and deploying the specification to a processing resource within the configurable deployment platform in response to software commands. The specification is used to generate the software commands to configure the platform and deploy processing resources corresponding to the specification.||02-18-2010|
|20090290483||METHOD OF AND A SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUSLY IDENTIFYING WHICH NODE IN A TWO-NODE SYSTEM HAS FAILED - A method of and a system for autonomously identifying which node in a two-node system has failed are described. The system includes two nodes and a fault-tolerant communication fabric. The fabric defines a plurality of communication paths connecting the two nodes, and fault-tolerant loop-back communication in which each node can send a message to itself utilizing at least one switch structure of the fabric. In addition, each of the two nodes includes logic for performing the service; logic for testing the functionality of the respective node; logic for sending test result messages to both nodes; fault-isolation logic for analyzing test result messages from both nodes; and logic for disabling the other node from performing the service only if the fault-isolation logic determines that the respective node is capable of successfully performing the service and also determines that the other node is incapable of successfully performing the service.||11-26-2009|
|20090276666||SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ADAPTER FOR CREATING FAULT-TOLERANT COMMUNICATION BUSSES FROM STANDARD COMPONENTS - A system, method, and adapter for creating fault-tolerant communication busses from standard components, are described. Fault-tolerant interface logic is provided for transmitting and receiving system health and system management signals to and from a module that is designed to be connected to a single RS-485 bus. The fault-tolerant interface logic enables the module to selectively communicate via at least two redundant half-duplex, multipoint, differential RS-485 busses. The fault-tolerant interface logic includes a first RS-485 transceiver connected to a first RS-485 bus, a second RS-485 transceiver connected to a second RS-485 bus, selector logic responsive to a control signal for selecting one of the first and the second busses to receive signals from and for transmitting the received signals to the module, and software logic executable on a baseboard management controller (BMC) chip. The software logic includes control logic for monitoring the health of the selected bus and for providing the control signal to the selector logic.||11-05-2009|
Patent applications by EGENERA, INC.