US Patent Application No: 2011/0320,637

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DISCOVERY BY OPERATING SYSTEM OF INFORMATION RELATING TO ADAPTER FUNCTIONS ACCESSIBLE TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM

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A tiered discovery capability is employed to obtain attributes regarding adapters of an I/O configuration. The first tier obtains a list of the adapter functions accessible to an operating system; the second tier obtains attributes regarding a selected adapter function of the list of adapter functions; and a third tier obtains common attributes of a group of adapter functions, the group including the selected adapter function.

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Patent Owner(s)

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY45685

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Coneski, Anthony F Newburgh, NY 12 38
Craddock, David New Paltz, NY 84 433
Gainey,, Jr Charles W - 104 365
Glendening, Beth A Poughkeepsie, NY 25 95
Gregg, Thomas A Highland, NY 259 1639
Njoku, Ugochukwu C Yonkers, NY 37 548

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
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* 7,886,086 Method and apparatus for restricting input/output device peer-to-peer operations in a data processing system to improve reliability, availability, and serviceability 16 2005
 
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 6,968,446 Flags handling for system call instructions 18 2001
 
LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
* 6,557,035 Rules-based method of and system for optimizing server hardware capacity and performance 66 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
8,615,645 Controlling the selectively setting of operational parameters for an adapter 0 2010
8,458,387 Converting a message signaled interruption into an I/O adapter event notification to a guest operating system 0 2012
8,601,497 Converting a message signaled interruption into an I/O adapter event notification 0 2012
8,631,222 Translation of input/output addresses to memory addresses 0 2012
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