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Michael R. Fortin - Related organizations: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc patents, Microsoft Corporation patents

Optimizing write and wear performance for a memory

02/23/17 - 20170052892 - Determining and using the ideal size of memory to be transferred from high speed memory to a low speed memory may result in speedier saves to the low speed memory and a longer life for the low speed memory.
Inventors: Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer

Using external memory devices to improve system performance

07/21/16 - 20160210058 - The invention is directed towards a system and method that utilizes external memory devices to cache sectors from a rotating storage device (e.g., a hard drive to improve system performance. When an external memory device (EMD) is plugged into the computing device or onto a network in which the computing
Inventors: Alexander Kirshenbaum, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer

Optimizing write and wear performance for a memory

02/13/14 - 20140047189 - Determining and using the ideal size of memory to be transferred from high speed memory to a low speed memory may result in speedier saves to the low speed memory and a longer life for the low speed memory.
Inventors: Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer

Data copy management for faster reads

11/21/13 - 20130311734 - Multiple copy sets of data are maintained on one or more storage devices. Each copy set includes at least some of the same data units as other sets. Different sets optionally have data units stored in different orders on the storage device(s). A particular one of the sets of data
Inventors: Michael R. Fortin, Cenk Ergan, Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy Bak, Benjamin A. Mickle, Alexander Kirshenbaum

Non-volatile memory cache performance improvement

11/15/12 - 20120290785 - In order to provide a more efficient persistent storage device, one or more long-term storage media are included along with a non-volatile memory. In one embodiment, one portion of the non-volatile memory is used as a write buffer and a read cache for writes and reads to the long-term storage
Inventors: Cenk Ergan, Clark D. Nicholson, Dan Teodosiu, Dean L. Dewhitt, Emily Nicole Hill, Hanumantha R. Kodavalla, Michael J. Zwilling, John M. Parchem, Michael R. Fortin, Nathan Steven Obr, Rajeev Y. Nagar, Surenda Verma, Therron Powell, William J. Westerinen, Mark Joseph Zbikowski, Patrick L. Stemen

Application compatibility with library operating systems

09/06/12 - 20120227061 - Application compatibility is facilitated by use of library operating systems. Library operating systems can encapsulate portions of an application likely to break application compatibility. An application can be bound to a compatible library operating system that operates over a host operating system. Furthermore, library operating system version can be greater
Inventors: Galen C. Hunt, Reuben R. Olinsky, Michael R. Fortin

Efficiently synchronizing with separated disk caches

08/02/12 - 20120198149 - In a method of synchronizing with a separated disk cache, the separated cache is configured to transfer cache data to a staging area of a storage device. An atomic commit operation is utilized to instruct the storage device to atomically commit the cache data to a mapping scheme of the
Inventors: Ruston Panabaker, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin

Data copy management for faster reads

06/28/12 - 20120166719 - Multiple copy sets of data are maintained on one or more storage devices. Each copy set includes at least some of the same data units as other sets. Different sets optionally have data units stored in different orders on the storage device(s). A particular one of the sets of data
Inventors: Michael R. Fortin, Cenk Ergan, Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy Bak, Benjamin A. Mickle, Alexander Kirshenbaum

Efficiently synchronizing with separated disk caches

02/09/12 - 20120036326 - In a method of synchronizing with a separated disk cache, the separated cache is configured to transfer cache data to a staging area of a storage device. An atomic commit operation is utilized to instruct the storage device to atomically commit the cache data to a mapping scheme of the
Inventors: Ruston Panabaker, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin

Non-volatile memory cache performance improvement

01/05/12 - 20120005422 - In order to provide a more efficient persistent storage device, one or more long-term storage media are included along with a non-volatile memory. In one embodiment, one portion of the non-volatile memory is used as a write buffer and a read cache for writes and reads to the long-term storage
Inventors: Cenk Ergan, Clark D. Nicholson, Dan Teodosiu, Dean L. Dewhitt, Emily Nicole Hill, Hanumantha R. Kodavalla, Michael J. Zwilling, John M. Parchem, Michael R. Fortin, Nathan Steven Obr, Rajeev Y. Nagar, Surenda Verma, Therron Powell, William J. Westerinen, Mark Joseph Zbikowski, Patrick L. Stemen

Using external memory devices to improve system performance

11/10/11 - 20110276743 - The invention is directed towards a system and method that utilizes external memory devices to cache sectors from a rotating storage device (e.g., a hard drive) to improve system performance. When an external memory device (EMD) is plugged into the computing device or onto a network in which the computing
Inventors: Alexander Kirshenbaum, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer

Efficiently synchronizing with separated disk caches

02/03/11 - 20110029737 - In a method of synchronizing with a separated disk cache, the separated cache is configured to transfer cache data to a staging area of a storage device. An atomic commit operation is utilized to instruct the storage device to atomically commit the cache data to a mapping scheme of the
Inventors: Ruston Panabaker, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin

Using external memory devices to improve system performance

08/26/10 - 20100217929 - The invention is directed towards a system and method that utilizes external memory devices to cache sectors from a rotating storage device (e.g., a hard drive) to improve system performance. When an external memory device (EMD) is plugged into the computing device or onto a network in which the computing
Inventors: Alexander Kirshenbaum, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer

Methods and mechanisms for proactive memory management

08/05/10 - 20100199063 - A proactive, resilient and self-tuning memory management system and method that result in actual and perceived performance improvements in memory management, by loading and maintaining data that is likely to be needed into memory, before the data is actually needed. The system includes mechanisms directed towards historical memory usage monitoring,
Inventors: Stuart Sechrest, Michael R. Fortin, Mehmet Iyigun, Cenk Ergan

Methods and mechanisms for proactive memory management

08/05/10 - 20100199043 - A proactive, resilient and self-tuning memory management system and method that result in actual and perceived performance improvements in memory management, by loading and maintaining data that is likely to be needed into memory, before the data is actually needed. The system includes mechanisms directed towards historical memory usage monitoring,
Inventors: Stuart Sechrest, Michael R. Fortin, Mehmet Iyigun, Cenk Ergan

Non-volatile memory cache performance improvement

03/25/10 - 20100077197 - In order to provide a more efficient persistent storage device, one or more long-term storage media are included along with a non-volatile memory. In one embodiment, one portion of the non-volatile memory is used as a write buffer and a read cache for writes and reads to the long-term storage
Inventors: Cenk Ergan, Clark D. Nicholson, Dan Teodosiu, Dean L. Dewhitt, Emily Nicole Hill, Hanumantha R. Kodavalla, Michael J. Zwilling, John M. Parchem, Michael R. Fortin, Nathan Steven Obr, Rajeev Y. Nagar, Surenda Verma, Therron Powell, William J. Westerinen, Mark Joseph Zbikowski, Patrick L. Stemen

Optimization of non-volatile solid-state memory by moving data based on data generation and memory wear

12/31/09 - 20090327580 - An exemplary method includes writing data to locations in non-volatile solid-state memory and deciding whether to move data written to one location in the memory to another location in the memory based on generation of the data and wear of the other location. Such a method may be used for
Inventors: James R. Hamilton, Michael R. Fortin, Mike Neil, Burton J. Smith

Data center power management

09/17/09 - 20090235097 - An exemplary method for managing power consumption of a data center includes monitoring power consumption of a data center, assessing power consumption with respect to a billing equation for power, based on the assessment, deciding whether to implement a power policy where the power policy reduces instantaneous power consumption by
Inventors: James R. Hamilton, James J. Freely, Mike Neil, Michael J. Manos, Michael R. Fortin

Efficiently synchronizing with separated disk caches

09/17/09 - 20090235021 - In a method of synchronizing with a separated disk cache, the separated cache is configured to transfer cache data to a staging area of a storage device. An atomic commit operation is utilized to instruct the storage device to atomically commit the cache data to a mapping scheme of the
Inventors: Ruston Panabaker, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin

Data copy management for faster reads

08/06/09 - 20090198883 - Multiple copy sets of data are maintained on one or more storage devices. Each copy set includes at least some of the same data units as other sets. Different sets optionally have data units stored in different orders on the storage device(s). A particular one of the sets of data
Inventors: Michael R. Fortin, Cenk Ergan, Mehmet Iyigun, Yevgeniy Bak, Benjamin A. Mickle, Alexander Kirshenbaum

Using external memory devices to improve system performance

06/04/09 - 20090144495 - The invention is directed towards a system and method that utilizes external memory devices to cache sectors from a rotating storage device (e.g., a hard drive) to improve system performance. When an external memory device (EMD) is plugged into the computing device or onto a network in which the computing
Inventors: Alexander Kirshenbaum, Cenk Ergan, Michael R. Fortin, Robert L. Reinauer


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