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Electrical computers and digital processing systems: memory August inventions list 08/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 08/25/2011 > 52 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110208894 - Physical aliasing for thread level speculation with a speculation blind cache: A multiprocessor system includes nodes. Each node includes a data path that includes a core, a TLB, and a first level cache implementing disambiguation. The system also includes at least one second level cache and a main memory. For thread memory access requests, the core uses an address associated with... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208896 - Dynamically allocating number of bits per cell for memory locations of a non-volatile memory: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically allocating a number of bits per cell to memory locations of a non-volatile memory (“NVM”) device. In some embodiments, a host may determine whether to store data in the NVM device using SLC programming or MLC programming operations. The host may allocate an... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110208902 - Filtered register architecture to generate actuator signals: In various embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may include an enhanced register to provide actuator signals to a memory array, the enhanced register including a first memory device including an first enable input, a first data input coupled to a register data input, and first memory device... Agent:
20110208903 - Flash memory device capable of improving read performance: A flash memory device, related system ad method are disclosed. The memory device includes a memory cell array a page buffer receiving read data, wherein the page buffer includes a main register transferring read data to a cache register during an read operation, and a control logic block controlling operation... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110208901 - Memory systems and methods of operating the same: A memory system includes a nonvolatile memory device, a memory controller for controlling the nonvolatile memory device and a virtual data interface layer that manages reading and/or writing of patterned data from/to the nonvolatile memory device. In a read operation, the virtual data interface layer generates patterned data that is... Agent:
20110208899 - Memory writing system and method: Memory writing system and method determining an optimum data amount per one-time data transmission to one memory writer to enable optimization of communication efficiency and write speed, include: setting the amount of data to be transmitted per one-time transmission from a writer controller to different values for respective memory writers;... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110208897 - Method and memory system using a priori probability information to read stored data: A memory system comprises a non-volatile memory device that stores user data and state information regarding the user data. In a read operation of the non-volatile memory device, a memory controller calculates a priori probabilities for the user data based on the state information, calculates a posteriori probabilities based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110208900 - Methods and systems utilizing nonvolatile memory in a computer system main memory: Methods and systems capable of capitalizing on fast access capabilities (low initial access latencies) of nonvolatile memory technologies for use in a host system, such as computers and other processing apparatuses. The host system has a central processing unit, processor cache, and a system main memory. The system main memory... Agent: Ocz Technology Group, Inc.
20110208895 - Methods for memory programming during product assembly: A method of writing data to an electronic device during assembly comprises attaching a resident memory element to one or more contact pads of a circuit board using a solder paste; reflowing the solder paste to affix the resident memory element to the contact pads; copying data from an external... Agent: Garmin Ltd.
20110208905 - Non-volatile memory device for concurrent and pipelined memory operations: This disclosure provides a non-volatile memory device that concurrently processes multiple page reads, erases or writes involving the same memory space. The device relies upon a crossbar and a set of page buffers that may each be dynamically assigned to each read or write request. The device also separates memory... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20110208904 - Semiconductor device: The semiconductor device includes a nonvolatile memory, having a memory array containing 1-bit twin cells, each composed of electrically rewritable first and second storage devices, the first and second storage devices holding binary data according to difference of their threshold voltages, and having different retention characteristics depending on difference of... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110208898 - Storage device, computing system, and data management method: A data storage device receives an invalidity command, and in response to the invalidity command, records information identifying a first region of a main storage unit. In a first interval, the data storage device copies valid data from the first region of the main storage unit to a second region... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110208907 - Protected cache architecture and secure programming paradigm to protect applications: Embodiments of the present invention provide a secure programming paradigm, and a protected cache that enable a processor to handle secret/private information while preventing, at the hardware level, malicious applications from accessing this information by circumventing the other protection mechanisms. A protected cache may be used as a building block... Agent:
20110208906 - Semiconductor memory device with plural memory die and controller die: A semiconductor memory device including a plurality of memory die and a controller die. The controller die is connected to an internal control bus. The controller die is configured to provide to a selected one of the memory die an internal read command responsive to an external read command. The... Agent:
20110208908 - Method and apparatus for high availability (ha) protection of a running virtual machine (vm): High availability (HA) protection is provided for an executing virtual machine. A standby server provides a disk buffer that stores disk writes associated with a virtual machine executing on an active server. At a checkpoint in the HA process, the active server suspends the virtual machine; the standby server creates... Agent: Avaya, Inc.
20110208909 - Reduction of i/o latency for writable copy-on-write snapshot function: According to one aspect of the invention, a method of controlling a storage system comprises storing data in a first volume in the storage system which has volumes including the first volume and a plurality of second volumes; prohibiting write I/O (input/output) access against the first volume after storing the... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208912 - Full-stripe-write protocol for maintaining parity coherency in a write-back distributed redundancy data storage system: Data storage reliability is maintained in a write-back distributed data storage system including multiple nodes. Information is stored as a stripe including a collection of a data strips and associated parity strips, the stripe distributed across data and parity nodes. Each data node maintains the data strip holding a first... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208910 - Storage control device for storage system provided with storage device coupled to switch network: A plurality of storage devices are coupled with at least two switch of a switch network that is configured by a plurality of switches that transfer a packet that complies with an IP (Internet Protocol). Moreover, a storage control device is coupled with the switch network. The storage control device... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208911 - Storage system, control method thereof, and program: This invention manages a power consumption of a system including a computer and a storage in combination with a workload of a business application. More specifically, a power consumption per transaction processing count is employed as an index that an application user utilizes as a guide for adjusting a power... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208913 - Storage device and storage system: Disclosed herein is a storage device including: a communication execution unit configured to be capable of controlling an operation state between a communication-enabled state in which data communication is possible and a pause state in which data communication is impossible; a buffer configured to store data transmitted and received by... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110208914 - Storage system and method of operating thereof: There are provided a storage system, storage control unit and method of operating thereof. A storage system comprises a permanent storage subsystem comprising a first cache memory and a non-volatile storage medium, and a storage control unit operatively coupled to said subsystem and to a second cache memory operable to... Agent: Infinidat Ltd.
20110208915 - Fused store exclusive/memory barrier operation: In an embodiment, a processor may be configured to detect a store exclusive operation followed by a memory barrier operation in a speculative instruction stream being executed by the processor. The processor may fuse the store exclusive operation and the memory barrier operation, creating a fused operation. The fused operation... Agent:
20110208916 - Shared cache controller, shared cache control method and integrated circuit: A monitoring section 139 monitors a power control command for controlling power supplied to a processor for operating a plurality of operating systems or a plurality of processors. A cache entry selecting section 141 sets a cache entry used by the operating system or the processor having executed the power... Agent:
20110208917 - Data processing circuit with cache and interface for a detachable device: A processor (10) of processes data using a cache circuit (12). The processor (20) is coupled to a functionally detachable device (19) via the cache circuit (12). When a cache line is loaded into cache memory (120), it is tested whether the cache line has an address within a detachable... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110208919 - Caching based on spatial distribution of accesses to data storage devices: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for quantifying a spatial distribution of accesses to storage systems and for determining spatial locality of references to storage addresses in the storage systems, are described. In one aspect, a method includes determining a measure of spatial... Agent:
20110208918 - Move elimination and next page prefetcher: Methods and apparatus relating to a hardware move elimination and/or next page prefetching are described. In some embodiments, a logic may provide hardware move eliminations based on stored data. In an embodiment, a next page prefetcher is disclosed. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.... Agent:
20110208920 - Facilitating server response optimization: A configuration of cached information stored within a cache is determined. One or more character omission rules are determined by: identifying the one or more optimizable characters based on the configuration, where the one or more optimizable characters are characters in the stored cached information that do not have an... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208921 - Inverted default semantics for in-speculative-region memory accesses: A method for accessing memory by a first processor of a plurality of processors in a multi-processor system includes, responsive to a memory access instruction within a speculative region of a program, accessing contents of a memory location using a transactional memory access to the memory access instruction unless the... Agent:
20110208922 - Pool of devices providing operating system redundancy: Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing operating system (O/S) redundancy in a computing system are provided. One system includes a host computing device, a plurality of memory devices, and a sub-loader coupled between the host computing device and the plurality of memory devices. Each memory device stores a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208924 - Data storage control on storage devices: An object of the present invention is to improve the usage efficiency of a storage extent in a storage system using the Allocation on Use (AOU) technique. A controller in the storage system allocates a storage extent in an actual volume to an extent in a virtual volume accessed by... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208923 - Storage method and system, terminal service board, control board and storage channel board: A storage method and system, a terminal service board, a control board, and a storage channel board are provided. The system includes a terminal service board, a control board, and a storage channel board, where the terminal service board is configured to be connected with a terminal and the control... Agent: Chengdu Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd.
20110208925 - Pci express enhancements and extensions: A method and apparatus for enhancing/extending a serial point-to-point interconnect architecture, such as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is herein described. Temporal and locality caching hints and prefetching hints are provided to improve system wide caching and prefetching. Message codes for atomic operations to arbitrate ownership between system devices/resources are... Agent:
20110208926 - Low latency request dispatcher: A first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue optimized to reduce latency in dequeuing data items from the FIFO. In one implementation, a FIFO queue additionally includes buffers connected to the output of the FIFO queue and bypass logic. The buffers act as the final stages of the FIFO queue. The bypass logic causes... Agent: Juniper Networks, Inc.
20110208927 - Virtual memory: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling virtual memory for network-enabled computing devices. These techniques and apparatuses may enable network-enabled computing devices to avoid, or reduce the chances of, having little or no available memory.... Agent:
20110208932 - Flashcopy handling: A technique for handling a FlashCopy® process includes receiving a FlashCopy® instruction for a source disk, performing a FlashCopy® point in time copy of the source disk on to a target disk, creating a map specifying the FlashCopy® point in time copy from the source disk to the target disk,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208929 - In-place virtualization during operating system installation: A computing device executing an operating system installer generates a virtual disk image at a temporary location. The computing device copies data from one or more existing partitions on a storage device to the virtual disk image, wherein the one or more existing partitions include an existing operating system and... Agent:
20110208933 - Mass-storage system utilizing solid-state storage and non-solid-state storage: Disclosed is a storage system which includes a primary storage space associated with a first plurality of VS devices, a temporary backup storage space associated with a second plurality of VS devices, a permanent backup storage space associated with a third plurality of NVS devices, a storage controller responsive to... Agent:
20110208930 - Providing shared access to data storage resources across cluster computing environment boundaries: Providing shared access to data storage resources in a cluster computing environment, including detecting when a computer node requests access to a data storage device in a manner that excludes a computing device from accessing the data storage device, where the computer node is configured to communicate with the data... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208934 - System and method for allocating memory space of a mobile terminal: A method and a system for allocating memory space of a mobile terminal are provided. The system comprises: a user interface means configured to prompt a user to select a allocating mode of the memory space; a control means configured to store space dividing information in various allocating modes; a... Agent:
20110208928 - System and method for improving performance of data container backups: A method for improving performance of data container backups comprises identifying a data container on a source computer to be backed up. A snapshot image of the data container is generated, wherein the snapshot image comprises one or more partitions. Data is read simultaneously from each of the one or... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
20110208931 - Systems and methods for enabling replication targets to reclaim unused storage space on thin-provisioned storage systems: A computer-implemented method for enabling replication targets to reclaim unused storage space on thin-provisioned storage systems may include: 1) replicating data from a replication source to a replication target, 2) identifying unused storage space within the replicated data, 3) generating a reclamation request for reclaiming the unused storage space from... Agent: Symantec Corporation
20110208935 - Storing secure mode page table data in secure and non-secure regions of memory: Apparatus for data processing 2 is provided with processing circuitry 8 which operates in one or more secure modes 40 and one or more non-secure modes 42. When operating in a non-secure mode, one or more regions of the memory are inaccessible. A memory management unit 24 is responsive to... Agent: Arm Limited
20110208936 - System and method for policy based control of nas storage devices: A system and method for providing policy-based data management and control on a NAS device deployed on a network and having event enabling framework software. When a user makes a request to store, read, or manipulate data on the NAS device, the NAS device provides an indication of this request... Agent:
20110208937 - Storage system, control methods for the same and programs: The present invention calculates the power consumption of the storage system for each device which supplies power with a storage system, and controls the storage system to keep the power consumption not to exceed the upper limit. In order to achieve this, the power consumption of the chassis configuring the... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208938 - Virtualization engine and method, system, and computer program product for managing the storage of data: A storage management method for use in a storage area network is provided. The storage area network comprises a plurality of host data processors coupled to a virtualization engine, which is coupled to a plurality of physical storage media. Each physical storage media is assigned a tier level. The method... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208939 - Memory access system and memory access control method: The memory access system includes first to fourth memories and a memory controller. The memory controller accesses blocks in a first block group respectively stored in the first and second memories by supplying the first and second unique addresses different from each other at a first timing of activating a... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110208942 - Information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus able to normally unmount a memory and disconnect communication with a first external apparatus when receiving a processing request from a second external apparatus in a state that the first external apparatus mounts the memory connected to the apparatus. A multi-function peripheral as the processing apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110208941 - Scalable performance-based volume allocation for time-based storage access services: A scalable, performance-based, volume allocation technique that can be applied in large storage controller collections is disclosed. A global resource tree of multiple nodes representing interconnected components of a storage system is analyzed to yield gap values for each node for a specific time period. The gap value for each... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110208940 - Storage system and method for operating storage system: In a storage system 1, a storage apparatus A having a first pool 1430 including segments as unit storage areas and a storage apparatus B having a second pool 1430 having the same configuration are communicably connected to each other. In the storage system, an external volume identifier is associated... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110208943 - Storage systems having differentiated storage pools: The systems and methods described herein include among other things, systems for providing a block level data storage service. More particularly, the systems and methods of the invention provide a block level data storage service that provides differentiated pools of storage on a single storage device. To this end, the... Agent: Dell Products, L.p.
20110208944 - Providing metadata in a translation lookaside buffer (tlb): In one embodiment, the present invention includes a translation lookaside buffer (TLB) to store entries each having a translation portion to store a virtual address (VA)-to-physical address (PA) translation and a second portion to store bits for a memory page associated with the VA-to-PA translation, where the bits indicate attributes... Agent:
20110208945 - Generating random addresses for verification of distributed computerized devices: Testing a circuit in a post-silicon stage is performed by enabling the different processing entities of the circuit to determine a consistent access permissions schema in a random manner. Based upon the consistent access permissions schema, addresses to be accessed during the testing of the circuit may be determined. The... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation08/18/2011 > 41 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110202704 - Memory controller, method of controlling memory access, and computing apparatus incorporating memory controller: A computing apparatus for accessing a multiple bank memory is provided. The computing apparatus includes a processor, a memory and a memory controller which is configured to store data in a data buffer by accessing the memory in an aligned word unit and output, in response to a request for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110202705 - Method and apparatus to manage object based tier: Exemplary embodiments provide a technique to manage object based tier to improve allocation of media to unallocated area. In one embodiment, a method of allocating an area of a logical volume to an unallocated area of a virtual volume for a write command comprises: calculating an object location of an... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110202706 - Method and driver for processing data in a virtualized environment: A data processing method and driver capable of reducing transactions between operating systems (OS) in a virtualization environment that supports a plurality of operating systems are provided. The data processing driver reads, when reading data, an Inode of next data. Then, the data processing driver determines whether or not to... Agent:
20110202711 - Adaptive read and write systems and methods for memory cells: An apparatus including: a plurality of multi-level memory cells configured to store data, wherein one or more of the multi-level memory cells are designated as pilot memory cells, and wherein each pilot memory cell is configured to store known, pre-determined data; an estimation block configured to, based on the known,... Agent:
20110202708 - Integrating a flash cache into large storage systems: An I/O enclosure module is provided with one or more I/O enclosures having a plurality of slots for receiving electronic devices. A host adapter is connected a first slot of the I/O enclosure module and is configured to connect a host to the I/O enclosure. A device adapter is connected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110202707 - Nvmhci attached hybrid data storage: A hybrid data storage device includes a solid-state memory device, a disc-type memory device and a hybrid data storage device controller in communication with the solid-state memory device and the disc-type memory device. The hybrid data storage device controller is configured to receive Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) commands... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20110202709 - Optimizing storage of common patterns in flash memory: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method of operation within a flash memory system. During operation, the system receives write data and a corresponding logical address. The system then determines whether the write data matches a predetermined data pattern. If the write data does match the predetermined data... Agent: Rambus Inc.
20110202710 - Protection against data corruption for multi-level memory cell (mlc) flash memory: Apparatus having corresponding methods and non-transitory computer-readable media comprise a flash controller configured to control a multi-level memory cell (MLC) flash memory, wherein the MLC flash memory includes a plurality of memory blocks, wherein each memory block includes a plurality of memory cells defining a plurality of pages, wherein each... Agent:
20110202712 - Storage device including flash memory and capable of predicting storage device performance: A storage device includes a semiconductor memory storing data. A controller instructs to write data to the semiconductor memory in accordance with a request the controller receives. A register holds performance class information showing one performance class required to allow the storage device to demonstrate best performance which the storage... Agent:
20110202713 - Semiconductor memory asynchronous pipeline: An asynchronously pipelined SDRAM has separate pipeline stages that are controlled by asynchronous signals. Rather than using a clock signal to synchronize data at each stage, an asynchronous signal is used to latch data at every stage. The asynchronous control signals are generated within the chip and are optimized to... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110202715 - Management-partitionable storage system, use method and management method thereof, and controller thereof: A management partitionable storage system, a use method for the management partitionable storage system, a management method and a controller thereof are provided. Herein, whether the management-partitionable storage system is connected into a host is determined. The management-partitionable storage system includes a simulated compact disc (CD) partition and a data... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110202714 - Techniques for dynamic disk personalization: Techniques for dynamic disk personalization are provided. A virtual image that is used to create an instance of a virtual machine (VM) is altered so that disk access operations are intercepted within the VM and redirected to a service that is external to the VM. The external service manages a... Agent:
20110202718 - Dual writing device and its control method: A data storing system include a first and second storage system, each including a cache memory and a disk drive, and a third storage system coupled to the first and second storage systems and including a third disk drive to provide a third logical volume based on the third disk... Agent:
20110202717 - Storage system and control method thereof: The plurality of host systems or the plurality of applications include an insertion unit for sending the identifier. The storage controller includes an analysis unit for identifying a host system or an application based on the identifier contained in the access information and analyzing an access pattern of access information... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110202716 - Storage system and data writing method: A storage system includes: storage devices storing data and varying in data-writing speed; a cash memory storing the write data until the write data is written to the storage device; a storage section that stores the write data received from an external device in the cash memory; and a writing... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110202719 - Logical drive duplication: There is provided a method of, and apparatus for, duplicating a logical drive. The method includes sequentially copying data from a source logical drive to a destination logical drive, and determining whether a write request to the source logical drive is received during the sequential copying. If so, the step... Agent: Xyratex Technology Limited
20110202722 - Mass storage system and method of operating thereof: There are provided a storage system and a method of operating thereof. The method comprises: caching in the cache memory a plurality of data portions matching a certain criterion, thereby giving rise to the cached data portions; analyzing the succession of logical addresses characterizing the cached data portions; if the... Agent: Infinidat Ltd.
20110202723 - Method of allocating raid group members in a mass storage system: There are provides an allocation module and a method of allocating a logical disk to a next member of a given RAID group. The method comprises: identifying one or more physical disks comprising at least one logical disk with already allocated member of said given RAID group, thus giving rise... Agent: Infinidat Ltd.
20110202721 - Redundant array of independent storage: A data storage system includes three or more storage devices, each associated with a unique data volume. A first one of the data storage devices at least has two or more data storage areas but can have more storage areas, which can be either data storage areas or parity storage... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110202720 - Snapback-free logical drive duplication: There is provided a method of duplicating a logical drive. The method includes sequentially copying data from a source logical drive to a destination logical drive and determining whether a write request is received to a data area on the source logical drive which has not yet been copied to... Agent: Xyratex Technology Limited
20110202724 - Iommu architected tlb support: Embodiments allow a smaller, simpler hardware implementation of an input/output memory management unit (IOMMU) having improved translation behavior that is independent of page table structures and formats. Embodiments also provide device-independent structures and methods of implementation, allowing greater generality of software (fewer specific software versions, in turn reducing development costs).... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20110202725 - Software-accessible hardware support for determining set membership: A method and processor supporting architected instructions for tracking and determining set membership, such as by implementing Bloom filters. The apparatus includes storage arrays (e.g., registers) and an execution core configured to store an indication that a given value is a member of a set, including by executing an architected... Agent:
20110202726 - Apparatus and method for handling data in a cache: A data processing apparatus for forming a portion of a coherent cache system comprises at least one master device for performing data processing operations, and a cache coupled to the at least one master device and arranged to store data values for access by that at least one master device... Agent: Arm Limited
20110202727 - Apparatus and methods to reduce duplicate line fills in a victim cache: Techniques and methods are used to reduce allocations to a higher level cache of cache lines displaced from a lower level cache. The allocations of the displaced cache lines are prevented for displaced cache lines that are determined to be redundant in the next level cache, whereby castouts are reduced.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110202731 - Cache within a cache: In a cache memory, energy and other efficiencies can be realized by saving a result of a cache directory lookup for sequential accesses to a same memory address. Where the cache is a point of coherence for speculative execution in a multiprocessor system, with directory lookups serving as the point... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110202729 - Executing atomic store disjoint instructions: A disjoint instruction for accessing operands in memory while executing in a processor of a plurality of processes interrogates a state indicator settable by other processors to determine if the disjoint instruction accessed the operands without an intervening store operation from another processor to the operand. A condition code is... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110202730 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention is arranged in a client terminal connected to a server storing data via a network, wherein the information processing apparatus receives requests from one or a plurality of applications in the client terminal and controls transmission and reception of information to/from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110202728 - Methods and apparatus for managing cache persistence in a storage system using multiple virtual machines: Methods and systems for assuring persistence of battery backed cache memory in a storage system comprising multiple virtual machines. In one exemplary embodiment, an additional process is added to the storage controller that senses the loss of power and copies the entire content of the cache memory including portions used... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110202732 - Extent migration scheduling for multi-tier storage architectures: A method for scheduling the migration of extents between extent pools of a storage system is disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such a method includes periodically profiling an extent pool to generate a historical data access profile of the extent pool. Using this historical data access profile, the method determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110202733 - System and/or method for reducing disk space usage and improving input/output performance of computer systems: The present invention provides a system and/or method for reducing disk space usage and/or improving I/O performance of a computer system through the use of data compression and mapping of data page blocks to reduced size data file blocks. The system and/or method can be used to intercept activity at... Agent: Nitrosphere Corporation
20110202738 - Computer system and control method for the computer system: A computer system including a first storage system connected to a first host computer, a second storage system connected to a second host computer and a third storage system connected to the first and second storage systems. The second storage system sets transfer setting before an occurrence of a failure,... Agent:
20110202735 - Computer system, and backup method and program for computer system: When copying data in a first storage area, which is a backup target, to a second storage area, the capacity of a medium serving as a third storage area which is sufficient to complete a backup within the backup window, is calculated based on information about a differential bitmap describing... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110202736 - Information-storage system: An information-storage system storing information includes, an information-storage unit configured to store data, an encoding/decoding unit configured to encode and store input data in the information-storage unit, and decode and output the encoded data stored in the information-storage unit upon receiving a request for an information output, a transmission unit... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110202737 - Storage apparatus and storage system: A storage apparatus includes: an associating unit that associates a first memory area in which data to be copied are stored and a second memory area of a destination storage apparatus to which the data are copied; a detecting unit that detects a start or an end of copying the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110202734 - Storage systems and methods: Systems and methods for backup test restore are presented. In one embodiment a backup restore test method includes performing a backup process; performing a test restore virtual environment creation process, the test restore virtual environment including a plurality of virtual machines; and performing a test of the backup on the... Agent: Symantec Corporation
20110202739 - Restricting memory areas for an instruction read in dependence upon a hardware mode and a security flag: An apparatus for processing data 2 includes a processor 8, a memory 6 and memory control circuitry 12. The processor 8 operates in a plurality of hardware modes including a privileged mode and a user mode. When operating in the privileged mode, the processor 8 is blocked by the memory... Agent: Arm Limited
20110202740 - Storing secure page table data in secure and non-secure regions of memory: Apparatus for data processing 2 is provided with processing circuitry 8 which operates in one or more secure modes 40 and one or more non-secure modes 42. When operating in a non-secure mode, one or more regions of the memory are inaccessible. A memory management unit 24 is responsive to... Agent: Arm Limited
20110202742 - Data migration and copying in a storage system with dynamically expansible volumes: When migrating data stored in a storage region assigned to a volume to another storage region, the connection status of the host computer and volume is confirmed. When the host computer and volume are connected, the maximum capacity of the volume requested by the host computer is reserved so that... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110202741 - Storage system, data relocation method thereof, and recording medium that records data relocation program: The storage system (10) includes an access frequency acquiring part (14) that divides a past constant accessed data acquisition period into multiple unit periods, and obtains an access frequency for file stored in any of the multiple storage units (30 and 31), a similarity degree calculating part (16) that obtains,... Agent:
20110202743 - Method and interface for allocating storage capacities to plural pools: Exemplary embodiments of the invention provide protocols and interfaces for avoiding waste capacity allocation from the storage apparatus to plural pools. In one embodiment, a storage system comprises a processor; a memory; and a storage controller. The storage controller is configured to: receive a declare chunk size command with a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110202744 - Hashing with hardware-based reorder using duplicate values: A hash table controller may include a hash calculator configured to receive a key and to determine, based thereon, a first entry in a first bank of a hash table for a value associated with the key and determine a second entry in a second bank of the hash table... Agent: Broadcom Corporation08/11/2011 > 34 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110197013 - Cache system: A cache system includes a primary cache memory configured to input and output data between a computation unit, the primary cache memory includes multi-port memory units each including a storing unit that stores unit data having a first data size, a writing unit that simultaneously writes sequentially inputted plural unit... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197016 - Aggregation of write traffic to a data store: A method and a processing device are provided for sequentially aggregating data to a write log included in a volume of a random-access medium. When data of a received write request is determined to be suitable for sequentially aggregating to a write log, the data may be written to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110197015 - Flash memory devices having multi-bit memory cells therein with improved read reliability: Integrated circuit memory devices include an array of nonvolatile N-bit memory cells, where N is an integer greater than one. Control circuitry is also provided to reliably read data from the N-bit memory cells. This control circuitry, which is electrically coupled to the array, is configured to determine, among other... Agent:
20110197017 - High endurance non-volatile memory devices: High endurance non-volatile memory devices (NVMD) are described. A high endurance NVMD includes an I/O interface, a NVM controller, a CPU along with a volatile memory subsystem and at least one non-volatile memory (NVM) module. The volatile memory cache subsystem is configured as a data cache subsystem. The at least... Agent: Super Talent Electronics, Inc.
20110197014 - Memory management and writing method and rewritable non-volatile memory controller and storage system using the same: A memory management and writing method for managing a plurality of physical units of a memory chip is provided. The present method includes grouping the physical units into a first physical unit group and a second physical unit group, recording and calculating a first erase count of the first physical... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110197018 - Method and system for perpetual computing using non-volatile random access memory: Provided is a computing system and method that utilizes a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM). A system including the NVRAM as a part of a memory or a whole memory may execute a program in the NVRAM, and, when the system is re-operated after being shut down, may restore a... Agent:
20110197019 - Method of accelerating access to primary storage and storage system adopting the method: A RAM disk driver 112 receives the user's specification for the capacity of a RAM disk 122 via an operation screen image 10 (step S20). The RAM disk driver 112 sets a continuous region in an OS invisible area, which is beyond management of an operating system installed in a... Agent: Buffalo Inc.
20110197020 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a memory control circuit that controls a DRAM, and the memory control circuit performs: a first distributed refresh process for issuing refresh commands to the DRAM at a predetermined interval so that storage elements of which the DRAM is configured are refreshed at least once in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110197021 - Write-through-read (wtr) comparator circuits, systems, and methods employing write-back stage and use of same with a multiple-port file: Write-through-read (WTR) comparator circuits and related WTR processes and memory systems are disclosed. The WTR comparator circuits can be configured to perform WTR functions for a multiple port file having one or more read and write ports. One or more WTR comparators in the WTR comparator circuit are configured to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110197022 - Virtual disk manipulation operations: Described is a technology by which a virtual hard disk is able to continue servicing virtual disk I/O (reads and writes) while a meta-operation (e.g., copying, moving, deleting, merging, compressing, defragmenting, cryptographic signing, lifting, dropping, converting, or compacting virtual disk data) is performed on the virtual disk. The servicing of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110197023 - Controlling methods of storage control device and virtual volumes: To the virtual volume 5, in accordance with write accesses from the host 20, the physical storage area in the pool is allocated. A RAID group 6 in the pool includes multiple chunks 7. Each chunk 7 includes multiple pages 8. To the virtual volume 5, the physical storage area... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110197024 - Providing redundancy in a virtualized storage system for a computer system: A method for providing redundancy in a virtualized storage system for a computer system is provided. The method includes determining a first set of first logical addresses to provide a virtual storage volume. A redundancy schema is then selected to provide redundancy data for primary data stored in the first... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110197026 - Scalable integrated high density optical data/media storage delivery system: An apparatus and system for recording, playing, handling, and storing a plurality of media disks in a plurality of configurations and a device for moving any disk into and out of a media disk storage mechanism and into or out of a selected media player/recorder on demand, and a controller... Agent:
20110197025 - Storage apparatus, patrolling method and storage system: A storage apparatus includes a written state bit map memory that stores a written state bit map that includes bits each allocated to one of partial areas of a storage device for storing write management information indicating whether written data is present in a partial area of the storage device... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197027 - System and method for qos-based storage tiering and migration technique: The present invention is directed to a method for providing Quality Of Service (QoS)-based storage tiering and migration in a storage system. The method allows for configurable application data latency thresholds to be set on a per user basis and/or a per application basis so that a storage tiering mechanism... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110197028 - Channel controller for multi-channel cache: Disclosed herein is a channel controller for a multi-channel cache memory, and a method that includes receiving a memory address associated with a memory access request to a main memory of a data processing system; translating the memory address to form a first access portion identifying at least one partition... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110197029 - Hardware acceleration of a write-buffering software transactional memory: A method and apparatus for accelerating a software transactional memory (STM) system is described herein. Annotation field are associated with lines of a transactional memory. An annotation field associated with a line of the transaction memory is initialized to a first value upon starting a transaction. In response to encountering... Agent:
20110197030 - Latency reduction for cache coherent bus-based cache: In one embodiment, a system comprises a plurality of agents coupled to an interconnect and a cache coupled to the interconnect. The plurality of agents are configured to cache data. A first agent of the plurality of agents is configured to initiate a transaction on the interconnect by transmitting a... Agent:
20110197031 - Update handler for multi-channel cache: Disclosed herein is a miss handler for a multi-channel cache memory, and a method that includes determining a need to update a multi-channel cache memory due at least to one of an occurrence of a cache miss or a data prefetch being needed. The method further includes operating a multi-channel... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110197032 - Cache coordination between data sources and data recipients: A data recipient configured to access a data source may exhibit improved performance by caching data items received from the data source. However, the cache may become stale unless the data recipient is informed of data source updates. Many subscription mechanisms are specialized for the particular data recipient and/or data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110197033 - Cache used both as cache and staging buffer: In one embodiment, a cache comprises a data memory comprising a plurality of data entries, each data entry having capacity to store a cache block of data, and a cache control unit coupled to the data memory. The cache control unit is configured to dynamically allocate a given data entry... Agent:
20110197035 - Data storage device, storing medium access method and storing medium thereof: A data storage device including a storing medium to shingle write and a controller to access the storing medium so that data is sequentially written on the storing medium using a mapping table based on Logical Block Address (LBA) included in a write command.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20110197034 - Memory controller, nonvolatile storage module, access module and nonvolatile storage system: When a write command is issued, new data is written into a free physical block of a nonvolatile memory (110). Here, if data of the same logical block has been written already, the block is erased and a recording state is judged by a recording state judgment unit (126). A... Agent:
20110197036 - Control method for disk array apparatus and disk array apparatus: According to an aspect of the embodiment, in a control method for a disk array apparatus, a CPU of a first control module acquires other system state information, which is decided based on a battery and a nonvolatile memory of the second control module and indicates a data saving possibility... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197037 - Downgrade memory apparatus, and method for accessing a downgrade memory: A method for accessing a downgrade memory and a downgrade memory apparatus are provided. The downgrade memory apparatus comprises at least one management unit and a controller. The management unit comprises a plurality of blocks, each block having a plurality of pages, and each page having a plurality of sectors,... Agent: Siliconmotion Inc.
20110197038 - Servicing low-latency requests ahead of best-effort requests: The invention relates to a method of controlling access of a System-on-Chip to an off-chip memory, wherein the System-on-Chip comprises a plurality of agents which need access to the memory. The method comprises: i) receiving low-priority requests (CBR, BER) for access to the memory; ii) receiving high-priority requests (LLR) for... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110197039 - Background migration of virtual storage: Described is a technology by which a virtual hard disk is migrated from a source storage location to a target storage location without needing any shared physical storage, in which a machine may continue to use the virtual hard disk during migration. This facilitates use the virtual hard disk in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110197041 - Storage apparatus, storage apparatus control program, and storage apparatus control method: A save control section included in a storage apparatus continuously performs writeback by which a data group is read out from a plurality of storage sections of the storage apparatus and by which the data group is saved in a data group storage section of the storage apparatus, or staging... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197042 - Storage device and storage device control method: A storage device for storing data includes, a first storage part which stores data, a second storage part which stores backup data of the data stored in the first storage part, a writing order determination part which determines a writing order of data to the second storage part such that... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197040 - Storage system and storage control method: A storage system to copy data from a copying origin to a copying destination. The storage system includes a storing area creating unit. The storing area creating unit causes a storing unit in a storage to create a status information storing area to have status information stored therein, based on... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110197043 - Method for adjusting performance of system memory and computer system thereof: A method for adjusting performance of a system memory used in a computer system with a system memory includes the following steps: in an operating system in operating, preventing the computer system from accessing data of the system memory when an event is triggered; giving a memory control command to... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.
20110197044 - Storage system for reallocating data in virtual volumes and methods of the same: A storage system comprises a virtual volume configured of multiple virtual areas and a pool configured of multiple actual area groups of different performances. The controller of the storage system manages which actual areas are assigned to which virtual areas and the access load on the actual areas assigned to... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110197045 - Memory system: According to the embodiments, a memory system includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory and a writing-loop-count monitoring unit that monitors a loop count of an applied voltage to the nonvolatile semiconductor memory required for data writing of the nonvolatile semiconductor memory as a writing loop count. Moreover, the memory system includes... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110197046 - Storage application performance matching: A method for matching storage application performance in a multiple tier storage system is disclosed. Input/output (I/O) activity in the multiple tier storage system is monitored to collect statistical information. The statistical information is recurrently transformed into an exponential moving average (EMA) of the I/O activity having a predefined smoothing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation08/04/2011 > 47 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110191520 - Storage subsystem and its data processing method: The amount of data to be stored in a semiconductor nonvolatile memory can be reduced and overhead associated with data processing can be reduced. When a microprocessor 112 receives a write request from a host computer 300 and data D1 to D3 exist in a cache slot 117, the microprocessor... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191530 - Adaptive deterministic grouping of blocks into multi-block units: The present invention presents techniques for the linking of physical blocks of a non-volatile memory into composite logical structures or “metablocks”. After determining an initial linking of good physical blocks into metablocks, a record of the linking is maintained in the non-volatile memory where it can be readily accessed when... Agent:
20110191521 - Flash memory device: A controller in a flash memory device manages erase count of each physical block and manages the erase frequency of each logical block. The controller allocates a logical block whose erase frequency is high to one or more physical blocks whose erase count is low.... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191525 - Flash memory storage device, controller thereof, and data programming method thereof: A flash memory storage device, a controller thereof, and a data programming method are provided. The flash memory storage device has a flash memory comprising a plurality of physical blocks, each physical block includes a plurality of physical addresses, and the physical addresses comprises at least one fast physical address... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110191524 - Flash memory storage device, controller thereof, and program management method thereof: A flash memory storage device, a controller thereof, and a programming management method thereof are provide for the flash memory storage device including a flash memory chip, wherein at least a first thread and a second thread are to be implemented within the flash memory storage device. The method includes... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110191526 - Flash memory timing pre-characterization: This disclosure provides a method of accurately determining expected transaction times associated with flash memory subdivisions, such as devices, blocks or pages. By performing a test transaction to program each bit of each such unit, the maximum expected programming time of each unit may be determined in advance and used... Agent:
20110191522 - Managing metadata and page replacement in a persistent cache in flash memory: A persistent cache is implemented in a flash memory that includes a journal section that stores metadata and a low frequency section and a high frequency section that store data entries. Writing new metadata to the persistent cache includes sequentially advancing to a next sector containing an invalid metadata entry,... Agent:
20110191531 - Memory device and control method thereof: A control method of a memory device including a storage area formed of a nonvolatile semiconductor memory, includes updating a file stored in the storage area by using a file system which supports an incremental write method, recording, in the storage area, an allocation table representing a correlation between a... Agent:
20110191523 - Priority ordered multi-medium solid-state storage system and methods for use: A hierarchical data-storage system has a volatile storage medium, a first non-volatile storage medium, and a controller including a ranking engine tracking data writes to each of the memory mediums. Each medium is associated with a pre-set capacity threshold, and the controller, upon the volatile medium reaching its pre-set threshold,... Agent:
20110191527 - Semiconductor storage device and control method thereof: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device comprises processors, a nonvolatile memory with channels, a list storage, and a command generator. The list storage is configured to store an erase address list includes erase addresses of each of the channels of the nonvolatile memory. The command generator is configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110191528 - Semiconductor storage device and control method thereof: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device comprises a main memory, a request issue module, a delay module, and an access module. The main memory is configured to store candidate information for determining a compaction candidate for a nonvolatile memory. The request issue module is configured to issue an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110191529 - Semiconductor storage device and method of controlling semiconductor storage device: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a queuing buffer, a read module, a separating module, a write command issuing module, and a write module. The write command issuing module is configured to add a write address indicated by write pointer information to the management data obtained by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110191532 - Protocol engine for processing data in a wireless transmit/receive unit: A protocol engine (PE) for processing data within a protocol stack in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The protocol stack executes decision and control operations. The data processing and re-formatting which was performed in a conventional protocol stack is removed from the protocol stack and performed by the... Agent: Interdigital Technology Corporation
20110191533 - Digital forensic acquisition kit and methods of use thereof: Disclosed are compositions, methods, and kits, for issuing and conducting automated imaging and preservation for obtaining digital forensic data from active (i.e., powered-on) and non-active (i.e., powered-off) computer systems. In certain embodiments, the invention further encompasses providing a customer base a preliminary report of data. In other embodiments, the invention... Agent: Legal Digital Services
20110191534 - Dynamic management of destage tasks in a storage controller: Method, system, and computer program product embodiments for facilitating data transfer from a write cache and NVS via a device adapter to a pool of storage devices by a processor or processors are provided. The processor(s) adaptively varies the destage rate based on the current occupancy of the NVS for... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191535 - Method for controlling disk array apparatus and disk array apparatus: According to an aspect of the embodiment, a cache controller sets, when power supply capacity information is acquired at an update period, a size of a permitted area in which the writing of dirty data is permitted and a size of an inhibited area in which the writing of the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110191537 - Storage controller and virtual volume control method: A storage controller allocates a real storage area to a virtual volume in chunk units each comprising a plurality of pages. In a case where load bias occurs between RAID groups, data reallocation is carried out. A real storage area inside a pool is allocated to a virtual volume 5... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191538 - Storage device, method for restoring data in storage device and storage controller: A virtual volume control unit allocates, upon detection of a write request for new data in a virtual volume to be accessed, an actual storage space of a physical medium existing in the same storage group to the virtual volume in accordance with volume capacity of the new data. A... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110191536 - Storage system, storage apparatus, and optimization method of storage areas of storage system: This invention is intended for the purpose of providing the storage system, the storage apparatus, and the storage system by which, even if the storage areas allocated to the virtual volume are managed in management units set by the RAID group, overhead for parity calculation does not become excessive. This... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191539 - Coprocessor session switching: A data processing apparatus is provided, configured to carry out data processing operations on behalf of a main data processing apparatus, comprising a coprocessor core configured to perform the data processing operations and a reset controller configured to cause the coprocessor core to reset. The coprocessor core performs its data... Agent: Arm Limited
20110191540 - Processing read and write requests in a storage controller: Provided are a method, system, and computer program product for processing read and write requests in a storage controller. A host adaptor in the storage controller receives a write request from a host system for a storage address in a storage device. The host adaptor sends write information indicating the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191541 - Techniques for distributed cache management: Techniques for distributed cache management are provided. A server having backend resource includes a global cache and a global cache agent. Individual clients each have client cache agents and client caches. When data items associated with the backend resources are added, modified, or deleted in the client caches, the client... Agent:
20110191542 - System-wide quiescence and per-thread transaction fence in a distributed caching agent: Methods and apparatus relating to system-wide quiescence and per-thread transaction fence in a distributed caching agent are described. Some embodiments utilize messages, counters, and/or state machines that support system-wide quiescence and per-thread transaction fence flows. Other embodiments are also disclosed.... Agent:
20110191543 - Area and power efficient data coherency maintenance: An apparatus for storing data that is being processed is disclosed. The apparatus comprises: a cache associated with a processor and for storing a local copy of data items stored in a memory for use by the processor, monitoring circuitry associated with the cache for monitoring write transaction requests to... Agent: Arm Limited
20110191544 - Data storage and access: A data cache wherein contents of the cache are arranged and organised according to a hierarchy. When a member of a first hierarchy is accessed, all contents of that member are copied to the cache. The cache may be arranged according to folders which contain data or blocks of data.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110191545 - System and method for performing memory operations in a computing system: A processor may operate in one of a plurality of operating states. In a Normal operating state, the processor is not involved with a memory transaction. Upon receipt of a transaction instruction to access a memory location, the processor transitions to a Transaction operating state. In the Transaction operating state,... Agent:
20110191546 - Memory access prediction: An apparatus for memory access prediction which includes a plurality of processors, a plurality of memory caches associated with the processors, a plurality of saturation counters associated with the processors, each of the saturation counters having an indicator bit, and a physical memory shared with the processors, saturation counters and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191547 - Computer system and load equalization control method for the same: A computer system having a plurality of controllers for data input/output control is provided, wherein even if a control authority of a processor is transferred to another processor and the computer system migrates control information necessary for a controller to execute data input/output processing, from a shared memory to a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191548 - High utilization multi-partitioned serial memory: A memory device that includes an input interface that receives instructions and input data on a first plurality of serial links. The instructions and input data are deserialized on the memory device, and are provided to a memory controller. The memory controller initiates accesses to a memory core in response... Agent: Mosys, Inc.
20110191550 - Apparatus and method for processing data: An apparatus and method for processing data capable of providing an application with data converted based on various data types is provided. The data processing apparatus converts data, which is input from an input system, into various types of data. Various applications receive and use the data that is converted... Agent:
20110191549 - Data array manipulation: Data array manipulation is described. In an embodiment, concurrent access to a multi-dimensional data array stored on a storage device is enabled by providing separate computational elements with access to a model of the data array for processing the data and consequently request changes to the model. The data array... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110191553 - Data storage control apparatus and data storage control method: According to one embodiment, a data storage control method, which is applied to a virtual memory that controls access to the data stored in each of the physical memory regions by the corresponding one of the virtual addresses on the basis of an address management table that manages the correspondence... Agent:
20110191552 - Memory controller, memory system, recording and reproducing method for memory system, and recording apparatus: A memory system has a memory unit that is made of memory cells, each of which assumes a record state with a threshold voltage according to data. If an inverter has performed reverse processing on a data sequence so as to make the number of the memory cells in a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110191551 - Storage apparatus and storage management method: A storage apparatus capable of copying data to a destination apparatus includes storages including a plurality of volumes for storing data, memories for temporarily storing data to be copied to the destination apparatus, and processors for controlling to copy the data, each processor being configured to manage the memories and... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110191558 - Data migration methodology for use with arrays of powered-down storage devices: A method for managing extents in a data storage system includes monitoring usage statistics for an extent residing on one or more powered-up storage devices. In the event the extent has not been accessed for specified period of time (as determined from the usage statistics), the method automatically compresses the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191560 - Efficient data storage using two level delta resemblance: Storage using resemblance of data segments is disclosed. It is determined that a new segment resembles a second prior stored segment wherein the second prior stored segment is represented as a first stored delta and a first prior stored segment. A second delta between the new segment and the prior... Agent: Emc Corporation
20110191555 - Managing copy-on-writes to snapshots: An attempt to write to a block of data in a main volume of data is detected. An indicator associated with the block of data is accessed before a copy-on-write operation to a snapshot volume is performed for the block of data. The indicator is used to determine whether the... Agent: Symantec Corporation
20110191556 - Optimization of data migration between storage mediums: Exemplary method, system, and computer program embodiments for data migration between first and second storage mediums of an available plurality of storage mediums in a computing storage environment are provided. In one embodiment, pursuant to migrating the data from the first to the second storage medium, the data is allocated... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191554 - Storage system and its control method: With the storage system and its control method which stores a command issued from a host device in a command queue and executes the command stored in the command queue in the order that the command was stored in command queue, a copy queue is set for temporarily retaining a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110191557 - Synchronizing data storage systems in a data storage environment: A method for synchronizing data storage systems is provided. The method comprises designating a relationship between a first data storage system and a second data storage system, such that data stored in the first data storage system is copied to the second data storage system, in response to determining that... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191559 - System, method and computer program product for data processing and system deployment in a virtual environment: Systems, methods, and computer program products for processing data are disclosed. A method according to one embodiment includes reading a data processing instruction locally called by a virtual work unit; optimizing the read data processing instruction; and performing data processing for the virtual work unit using the optimized data processing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191562 - Apparatus and method for partitioning, sandboxing and protecting external memories: A technique to provide an integrated circuit that performs memory partitioning to partition a memory into a plurality of regions, in which the memory is accessed by a plurality of heterogeneous processing devices that operate to access the memory. The integrated circuit also assigns a security level for each region... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110191561 - Augmented advisory lock mechanism for tightly-coupled clusters: An inter-machine locking mechanism coordinates the access of shared resources in a tightly-coupled cluster that includes a number of processing systems. When a requesting processing system acquires a lock to access a resource, a comparison is made between values of a global counter and a local counter. The global counter... Agent: Red Hat, Inc.
20110191563 - On demand conversion of standard logical volumes to thin-provisioned logical volumes: A method for concurrently converting a standard volume to a thin-provisioned volume includes initially establishing metadata for a thin-provisioned volume. The method then updates the metadata for the thin-provisioned volume to point to extents residing in a standard volume. The method then suspends I/O to metadata for the standard volume.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191564 - Hierarchical organization of large memory blocks: A multi-bank memory system includes one or more levels of logical memory hierarchy to increase the available random cyclic transaction rate of the memory system. The memory system includes a plurality of multi-bank partitions, each having a corresponding partition interface. Each partition interface accesses the corresponding multi-bank partition at a... Agent: Mosys, Inc.
20110191565 - Extent size optimization: A method for automatically optimizing an allocation amount for a data set includes receiving an extend request, specifying an allocation amount, for a data set in a storage pool. The method increments a counter in response to receiving the extend request. In the event the counter has reached a threshold... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110191566 - Memory controller and memory control method: According to one embodiment, a memory controller comprises a counter and a setting module. The counter is configured to count the number of valid pages in a block includes a page to be invalidated, when data is written in a nonvolatile memory. The setting module is configured to set the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha ToshibaPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output
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