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Method and apparatus for implementing non-faulting load instruction
A non-fault-only (NFO) bit is included in the translation table entry for each page. If the NFO bit is set, non-faulting loads accessing the page will cause...
Method and apparatus for information state management
Data elements which can be combined to define a state are defined by respective attributes of an attribute set. An attribute includes an identifier, a data type,...
Interrupt transfer management process and system for a multi-processor
An interrupt mechanism handles an interrupt transaction between a source processor and a target processor on separate nodes in a multi-processor system. The...
System, method and article of manufacture for providing dynamic user
editing of object oriented components used...
Method, system and article of manufacture for dynamic editing of object oriented components used in an object oriented applet or application. An editor window is...
Method and apparatus for decompression of compressed geometric
three-dimensional graphics data
Three-dimensional compressed geometry is decompressed with a unit having an input FIFO receiving compressed data bits and outputting to an input block state...
Dynamic-to-static convertor method
A dynamic signal appearing across the output of a logic circuit is converted into a static signal using a dynamic-to-static conversion method which minimizes...
Methods for wiring electrical systems and electrical systems wired to
The present invention teaches a variety of methods and apparatus. The steps of one method for wiring an electrical system having a first bus and a second bus are...
Motherboard stiffener and guide for processor modules and PCI cards
A structural foam, injection molded superstructure is attached to a motherboard by means of threaded inserts. The superstructure is formed with guide ways for...
Computer product for precise architectural update in an out-of-order
A processor including at least one execution unit generating out-of-order results and out-of-order condition codes. Precise architectural state of the processor...
Method and apparatus for dynamically loading an input run-time module
and an output run-time module
A method implemented on a computer system for loading a module for input and for loading a module for output for an application program includes the steps of...
Method and apparatus for accomplishing processor read of selected
information through a cache memory
The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for reading non-cachable information in a cache memory system. The cache memory system includes a...
Tunable software control of harvard architecture cache memories using
Disclosed is an instruction-level method and system for prefetching data or instructions of variable size to specified cache sets. A prefetch instruction...
Multi-issue/plural counterflow pipeline processor
A computer system architecture is described for providing increased performance in a counterflow pipeline processor. The system includes an instruction fetching...
Control circuit and method for a first-in first-out data pipeline
Several designs of a stage for use in a FIFO pipeline are disclosed. Each stage includes a latch that is capable of latching a data element and capable of...
Method of optimizing repeater placement in long lines of a complex
A method includes operating a general purpose computer system to minimize signal-propagation delay time of a long line of a simulated circuit. A design engineer...
Chip carrier to allow electron beam probing and FIB modifications
Disclosed are a die carrier and associated method for conducting probe beam tests on chips designed to be packaged in flip-chip packages. The die carrier is a...
Testing vehicle tires
There is disclosed a method and apparatus for testing inflated vehicle tires to determine internal physical characteristics such as tire pressure. The apparatus...
Method and apparatus for dynamically sizing non-contiguous runtime stacks
A method, apparatus, and software for efficiently allocating discontiguous stack space without requiring compiler changes are described. In one aspect, a method...
Central processing unit and method for improving instruction cache miss
latencies using an instruction buffer...
A central processing unit (CPU) of a computer and a method for reducing memory latencies in a computer memory hierarchy are described. The CPU includes an...
Method-management system and process based on a single master message
A message management system produces files necessary for generating messages, localizing message catalogs, and displaying online help messages from a single...
Methods and apparatus for sharing stored data objects in a computer
A method, in a computer system having a first plurality of stored data objects and capable of running multiple threads concurrently, for preventing access...
Method and apparatus for instruction scheduling in an optimizing
compiler for minimizing overhead instructions
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for scheduling target program instructions during the code optimization pass of an optimizing compiler. Most modern...
Apparatti and computer program products for integrating editors with
Methods, apparatti and computer program products allow one or more editors to provide integrated functionality with one or more applications. The methods,...
Application binary interface and method of interfacing binary
application program to digital computer
An application binary interface includes linkage structures for interfacing a binary application program to a digital computer. A function in a relocatable...
Method and apparatus for controlling access to services within a
A method and apparatus for controlling access to services within a computer network is provided. More specifically, the present invention includes a services...
IP discovery apparatus and method
Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for discovering devices on a network. Active devices can be discovered in ARP tables from routers on the network....
Eyetrack-driven illumination and information display
An eyetracker is used to control power to an electrical device such as a computer display screen so that power consumption is reduced when a user's eyes and...
Primer composition and curable composition
A curable composition comprising a polymerizable monomer having an acidic group in its molecule and an initiator. The composition has a viscosity in the range of...
Hold-down collar for attachment of IC substrates and elastomeric
material to PCBS
A land grid array package or a ball grid array package is electrically connected by an elastomeric type layer (containing alternating elements of conductive and...
Methods, apparatus, and product for distributed garbage collection
In accordance with the present invention a process is provided for allocating and deallocating resources in a distributed processing system having a requester...
Disk fragmentation reduction using file allocation tables
A combined file allocation table file system (CFAT file system) uses two or more FAT file systems with different cluster sizes to form a single user visible FAT...
Log file optimization in a client/server computering system
In a client/server computing system, a method and apparatus for efficiently storing entries in a log file during disconnected client operations. An encoder...
Apparatus and method for file number re-mapping for disconnected
operations in a client-server network
In a client/server computing environment where the server controls the creation and allocation of file numbers for newly created files, transparent creation by...
Method and apparatus for converting ASCII path names to parsed path name
A method and apparatus for converting ASCII path names to parsed path name structures provides downward compatibility so that program modules written for modern...
Computer system for managing and configuring application properties and
enabling system administrator to...
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing and configuring program properties of an application program by loading properties from several...
Apparatus and method for audio computing
A computer for handling audio signals includes, within one box, programmable digital processing circuitry, read/write memory, digital-to-analog circuitry, one or...
Dual adder burst control governor to signal when a data burst is close
An improved apparatus and method for monitoring and controlling when a data phase in a burst transmission of data is about to end. The apparatus described...
Flexible mounting and unmounting of user removable media
A computer implemented method and apparatus for mounting a user removable media in a computer system includes acquiring a media identifier input and a function...
Single in-line memory module having on-board regulation circuits
A single in-line memory module (SIMM) having on-board regulation circuits is disclosed. The present invention includes a plurality of inputs. These inputs...
Method and system for automated electromigration verification in
accordance with fabrication process rules
An automated method and system for detecting electromigration violations in signal lines of an integrated circuit design to be fabricated is disclosed. The...
Portable electrometric apparatus for roadside analysis of automotive
A method and apparatus for instantaneously measuring the level of carbon dioxide (and other gases) in automotive combustion exhaust analysis is provided in the...
X-Y viewport scroll using location of display with respect to a point
A large X-Y workspace, such as a table, serves as a support for a viewport flat panel display which moves over the surface of the table. The portion of the...
Method and apparatus for eyetrack derived backtrack
Apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed to assist a user of a display device to more quickly recover from a distraction causing...
S-table approach to data translation
The present invention is a method and apparatus for translating an input character from a source codeset to a target codeset. Structurally, the present invention...
Integrated junction temperature sensor/package design and method of
A structure and method for controlling the junction temperature of a semiconductor chip in an electronic system. A temperature sensing device and the chip whose...
Method and apparatus for decomposition of organic waste
A waste decomposition system, having a container and an air circulation system integrated into the container. The air circulation system has a positive air...
Method and apparatus for a coherence transformer with limited memory for
connecting computer system coherence...
A coherence transformer for allowing a computer node and one or more external devices to share memory blocks having local physical addresses at a memory module...
Optimizing responses in a coherent distributed electronic system
including a computer system
In a computer system implementing state transitions that change logically and atomically at an address packet independently of a response, the coherence domain...
Apparatus and method to efficiently abort and restart a primary memory
Primary memory access times are improved through an efficient technique of aborting and restarting primary memory accesses. A central processing unit of a...