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Selective address translation in coherent memory replication
A multiprocessing computer system employs local and global address spaces and multiple access modes. A portion of the global memory of the multiprocessing...
Front end navigator tool for automatically retrieving referenced URL links
on distributed files for performing...
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for a front end navigating tool that may access and manipulate files distributed across different physical...
Division unit in a processor using a piece-wise quadratic approximation
A computation unit computes a division operation Y/X by determining the value of a divisor reciprocal 1/X and multiplying the reciprocal by a numerator Y. The...
Persistent storage managers for configuring client/server environments
Innovative managers of persistent data are provided. As an example, in a client/server environment, a persistent manager object may be initialized on both the...
Device and method for packaging an electronic device
A method and apparatus for packaging an electronic device, such as an integrated circuit chip (8), includes an intermediate device carrier (6) with a...
Applet and application display in embedded systems using child and orphan
A method and apparatus implementing a separate child context for each applet (or similar element) of a browser. A described embodiment of the present invention...
System and method for a virtual reality system having a frame buffer that
stores a plurality of view points...
A computer video display system and method is disclosed. The computer video display system includes a frame buffer for storing a multiplicity of view points of a...
Method and system for cooling electrical components
An apparatus for cooling an electrical component is disclosed which comprises a sorber containing a sorbent; a condenser in fluid communication with the sorber;...
Techniques for implementing a framework for extensible applications
Techniques for providing extensible applications arc provided. A bundle or software module can be developed that is able to install itself within an application....
Method and apparatus for re-introducing version control
A method and apparatus for maintaining source control for successive versions of software where modifications are made to an initial version that are not...
Pipelined instruction dispatch unit in a superscalar processor
A pipelined instruction dispatch or grouping circuit allows instruction dispatch decisions to be made over multiple processor cycles. In one embodiment, the...
Method and apparatus for maintaining data consistency in raid
A method and apparatus for storing associated data in a computing system having two or more storage devices arranged in a RAID configuration. The storage devices...
Storage architecture providing scalable performance through independent
control and data transfer paths
A scalable performance storage architecture. The input/output operations per second (iops) and the data transfer rate are two very important performance measures...
System and method for detecting and routing between an optional plug-in
controller and multiple fixed...
A system and method for determining a routing of cables between devices within a computer chassis. The method comprises signaling, for each of the devices,...
Methods and apparatus for managing computer processes
A number of methods, apparatus, and data structures are disclosed for managing computer processes. In one aspect, a daemon process which manages server processes...
Platform independent alarm service for manipulating managed objects in a
distributed network management system
The client portion of a distributed client-server network management system uses an interface designed with, and written in, a platform independent language,...
System and method enabling awareness of others working on similar tasks in
a computer work environment
A computer system and method provide networked computer users with information about which other users are task proximate to the user, thereby facilitating...
Fast synchronization for programs written in the JAVA programming language
A method, system, and computer program product for synchronized thread execution in a multithreaded processor are described. Each synchronized thread refers to...
Floating point square root and reciprocal square root computation unit in a
A method of computing a square root or a reciprocal square root of a number in a computing device uses a piece-wise quadratic approximation of the number. The...
Method and apparatus for performing pre-allocation of memory to avoid
triggering garbage collection operations
The present invention provides a mechanism for enabling memory allocation operations to be deterministic. According to the invention, determinism is achieved by...
High speed low power content addressable memory
One or more boost circuits are included within each row of CAM cells to increase the charging rate of its match line during match conditions. The CAM cells in...
Method and apparatus for graphical selection of data
The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for selecting data using a graphic object such as a slider that incorporates a display area for displaying...
Free radical inhibitors for quenching aqueous phase polymer growth and
An aqueous phase inhibitor for quenching free radical polymerization comprising a free radical quenching agent having a hydrophilic tail is disclosed, as well as...
Method for reducing PN junction leakage
To reduce p-n junction leakage at the boundary between lightly doped wells formed in lightly doped bulk materials, a high concentration region is implanted at...
Method of making a surfboard
A method for making a surfboard includes six steps of processes. The first step is to prepare and cut plastic plate material into a panel. The second step is to...
Apparatus and method for preventing cache data eviction during an atomic
Apparatus and method for protecting cache data from eviction during an atomic operation. The apparatus includes a first request queue, a second request queue,...
Buffer management system having an output control configured to retrieve
data in response to a retrieval...
A buffer management subsystem receives data from one or more source processes for transfer to one or more destination processes. The buffer management subsystem...
Power supply including circuit board with a conductive bracket for
A system (e.g., a power supply) is presented which allows a user to electrically couple a common ground electrical potential of a circuit (e.g., a power supply...
Method and apparatus for pixel composition
The present invention provides a method and apparatus that permits the introduction of customized compositing techniques into an application by a developer. A...
Auxiliary artificial heart of an embedded type
An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal...
Box making machines
An existing box-making machine is retrofitted by first removing the pull rolls and impression cylinder and other associated parts and cross-ties. However, the...
Recovery of synchronization constructs
A method and apparatus for managing the association of objects with synchronization constructs used to synchronize those objects with threads is described. A...
Synchronization mechanism for distributed hardware simulation
The synchronization state of each of a number of concurrently executing tests which interacts with a particular circuit simulation of one or more circuit...
Graphical user interface for displaying and manipulating objects
An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the...
Cabinet assisted heat sink
A heat sink structure includes a lower heat sink in thermal contact with a heat emitting component. The heat sink structure further includes an upper heat sink...
Apparatus and method for optimizing die utilization and speed performance
by register file splitting
A multi-ported register file is typically metal limited to the area consumed by the circuit proportional with the square of the number of ports. A processor...
Method and apparatus that utilizes state locks to lock resources
Method and apparatus for locking by sharing lock states. Each resource is associated with a lock state that represents its lock. Lock states are made of one set...
Method and apparatus for network transport independence
Embodiments of the invention make the underlying transport mechanism transparent to the sender and/or receiver. Using embodiments of the invention, it is not...
High speed one's complement adder
A one's complement adder uses two two's complement adders, both of which are coupled to receive first and second addends at their addend inputs, however the...
External data store link for a profile service
A profile service, instance is linked to a plurality of external data stores. Each external data store is associated with a predefined data store connector class...
Universal serial bus test system
A system and method for testing the conformance of a universal serial bus (USB) system to a set of predefined USB Specifications. One embodiment of the system...
Integration of data prefetching and modulo scheduling using postpass
The present invention integrates data prefetching into a modulo scheduling technique to provide for the generation of assembly code having improved performance....
Apparatus and method for processor performance monitoring
The technology of the present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for implementing a hardware-based performance monitoring mechanism for use in...
Software branch prediction filtering for a microprocessor
The present invention provides software branch prediction filtering for a microprocessor. In one embodiment, a method for a software branch prediction filtering...
Thread switch logic in a multiple-thread processor
A processor includes a thread switching control logic that performs a fast thread-switching operation in response to an L1 cache miss stall. The fast ...
Protocol for coordinating the distribution of shared memory
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention coordinate distribution of shared memory to threads of control executing in a...
Apparatus and method for implementing a snoop bus protocol without snoop-in
and snoop-out logic
The present invention is a method and apparatus that implements a snoop protocol in a multiprocessor system without the use of snoop-in and snoop-out logic...
Parallel fixed point square root and reciprocal square root computation
unit in a processor
A parallel fixed-point square root and reciprocal square root computation uses the same coefficient tables as the floating point square root and reciprocal...
Method and apparatus for stroke substitution
The invention provides a method and apparatus for customizing and substituting strokes provided by a standard API. In a preferred embodiment, a stroke interface...