US Patent No: 7,200,118

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Identifying faulty network components during a network exploration

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Abstract

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A network exploration is performed to initialize one or more network elements of the network. If during the network exploration a failure is encountered, a systematic and deterministic approach is used to accurately and particularly identify the faulty network component that caused the failure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY73171

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bender, Carl A Highland, NY 41 313
Rash, Nicholas P Poughkeepsie, NY 19 164

Cited Art Landscape

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MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (3)
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5,991,264 Method and apparatus for isolating network failures by applying alarms to failure spans 26 1996
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,668,800 Path testing in communications networks 70 1994
5,563,875 Wrap-around route testing in packet communications networks 74 1995
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,276,440 Network device information exchange 38 1991
5,371,897 Method for requesting identification of a neighbor node in a data processing I/O system 32 1991
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,210,742 Communication process and switching element for carrying out this process 2 1990
 
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (1)
6,199,172 Method and apparatus for testing the responsiveness of a network device 22 1996
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,682,479 System and method for network exploration and access 57 1995

Patent Citation Ranking

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (6)
8,516,444 Debugging a high performance computing program 0 2006
7,796,527 Computer hardware fault administration 7 2006
7,697,443 Locating hardware faults in a parallel computer 8 2006
7,646,721 Locating hardware faults in a data communications network of a parallel computer 3 2006
7,907,534 Identifying faulty network components during a network exploration 0 2006
7,831,866 Link failure detection in a parallel computer 0 2007

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