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Method and apparatus for password re-entry
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for password re-entry. In one or more embodiments, the invention is in an environment wherein a password...
Binned remembered sets
A garbage collector that performs collection incrementally in accordance with the train algorithm employs remembered sets to keep track of locations where...
A computing environment includes an application server code resident on a remote application server that can be distributed by a local server. A request for...
Mechanism and apparatus for returning results of services in a distributed
Systems and methods for returning results of services within a distributed computing environment are provided. After a client invokes one or more functions of a...
System and method for testing server latencies using multiple concurrent
users in a computer system
A system and method for testing server latencies using multiple concurrent users in a computer system is provided. A computer system may include a server and one...
Distributed intraframe transmission in digital video compression
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for distributed intraframe transmission. In one embodiment of the present invention, digital images are...
Cable management system
A rack for an electronics assembly comprises: (i) a supporting frame (22, 24); (ii) a slider mechanism (4) having a first part (6) that is supported by the...
End point value correction when traversing an edge using a quantized slope
A system and method for rendering a polygon, such as a triangle. The method may comprise receiving geometry data (or vertex data) defining vertices of the...
Integrated circuit and method of adjusting capacitance of a node of an
The present invention relates to an integrated circuit device and method of adjusting capacitance of a node of an integrated circuit In one embodiment, the...
Mounting cooling units
There is described a mounting assembly for attaching cooling units such as fans to a housing for electrical circuitry to provide a cooling inflow of air into the...
Filtration method and filter consisting of nitrogen-containing cycles or
heterocycles such as DNA or RNA
The methods concerns a method for general use and more particularly used for tobacco products. The method uses in particular nitrogen-containing heterocycles...
Method and apparatus for managing independent asynchronous I/O operations
within a virtual machine
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing independent asynchronous I/O operations within a platform-independent...
Method and apparatus for performing byte-code optimization during pauses
Methods and apparatus for dynamically compiling byte codes associated with methods during idle periods in the execution of a computer program are disclosed. The...
Method and apparatus for fault isolation on network loops using low level
Methods, systems and programs for isolating faults in a network loop are described. A single write and multiple read test is performed on the last device in a...
Using short references to access program elements in a large address space
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that accesses a desired element during execution of a program. During operation, the system receives a...
Garbage collector for a virtual heap
A method and system for performing generational garbage collection on a virtual heap in a virtual machine is provided. The garbage collection method is suited...
Methods and apparatus for backing up and restoring data portions stored in
client computer systems
Mechanisms and techniques operate in a computerized device to perform backup and restore operations on data portions such that if a backup server already has a...
Method and apparatus for pre-fetching data during program execution
A system and method for pre-fetching data. A computer program comprising multiple basic blocks is submitted to a processor for execution. Tables or other data...
Methods and apparatus for automatically generating a routing table in a
According to the present invention, methods, apparatus, and computer readable medium are disclosed for automatically defining a mail domain in a directory server...
Simplified thread control block design
A data structure is disclosed. Such a data structure includes a thread control block and a message. The thread control block is described by a first data...
Method and apparatus for concurrency control in a policy-based management
A system that facilitates concurrency control for a policy-based management system that controls resources in a distributed computing system. The system operates...
Panning while displaying a portion of the frame buffer image
A graphics system and method for panning from one portion of a stored image to another portion of the image includes a frame buffer, one or more display devices,...
Graphics data synchronization with multiple data paths in a graphics
A system and method for preserving the order of data items through a divergence-and-reconvergence of two or more paths in a hardware device. A host processor may...
Mechanism by which platform independent software may bind to and access
platform dependent software
Methods and apparatus for a platform independent object to bind to and access platform dependent software are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present...
Providing fault-tolerance by comparing addresses and data from redundant
processors running in lock-step
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates fault-tolerance by using redundant processors. This system operates by receiving store...
Method and apparatus for securely providing billable multicast data
The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for securely providing billable multicast data. The invention describes a solution that provides an...
Superscalar processor having content addressable memory structures for
A superscalar processor having a content addressable memory structure that transmits a first and second output signal is presented. The superscalar processor...
Methods and apparatus for performing a memory management technique
Mechanisms and techniques operate in a computerized device to perform a memory management technique such as garbage collection. The mechanisms and techniques...
Hardware assisted lease-based access to memory
A memory system is disclosed in which hardware assisted leases are utilized to control access to shared data resources among data users. The lease is a type of...
Method and apparatus for avoiding locks by speculatively executing critical
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates avoiding locks by speculatively executing critical sections of code. During operation,...
Interface emulation for storage devices
An interface adapter is provided that allows a host device that communicates through a first interface protocol, such as a Fiber Channel compliant interface or a...
A computer system is arranged to provide protection against faults. The computer system comprises a plurality of processing sets (14, 16), each having at least...
Method and apparatus for managing operations of clustered computer systems
Improved techniques for managing operations of clustered computing system are disclosed. The improved techniques provide protection against potential problems...
Method and apparatus to discover services using flexible search criteria
A service discovery protocol may allow clients in a distributed computing environment to search for services using flexible search criteria. A client may send a...
Separation of database transactions
According to an embodiment of the invention, a database is separated into at least a first partition and a second partition. An instruction comprising access to...
Phase locked loop design with diode for loop filter capacitance leakage
A phase locked loop design uses a diode operatively connected to a loop filter capacitor to control a leakage current of the loop filter capacitor. By...
Integrated circuit carrier socket
According to one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an integrated circuit (IC) having a plurality of connection pins, a carrier...
Alignment device and method of connecting a circuit card to a mid plane
An alignment device includes a crossbar and two brackets. Each one of the two brackets includes at least one guide hole, with each guide hole having a front...
Method, system, program, and data structures for using a database to apply
patches to a computer system
Provided is a method, system, program, and data structure for determining patches to apply to a computer system, wherein the patch includes content to add to the...
Apparatus and method to facilitate self-correcting memory
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates self-correcting memory in a shared-memory system. The system includes a main memory...
Service guru system and method for automated proactive and reactive
computer system analysis
A computer method for automatically troubleshooting and preventing problems on a computer system. The method includes receiving data corresponding to the...
Object addressed memory hierarchy
A computer system including a processor, an object cache operatively connected to the processor, a memory, and a translator interposed between the object cache...
Method and apparatus for driving signals on a bus
A method is provided for controllably delivering signals on a bus, wherein the bus is comprised of a first and second segment. The method comprises monitoring...
Electro-optically connected multiprocessor configuration including a ring
A computer system comprises a plurality of modules and a shift register having a plurality of slots connected in series, wherein each of the plurality of slots...
System and method for enabling application server request failover
System and method for enabling application server request failover. For each application server request to be performed by a client computer, a requesting thread...
Solving systems of nonlinear equations using interval arithmetic and term
A computer-based system for solving a system of nonlinear equations specified by a vector function, f, wherein f(x)=0 represents .function..sub.1 (x)=0,...
Method and apparatus for selecting attachments
A method and apparatus for selecting attachments. When a sender indicates in an e-mail application or applet that an attachment is to be associated with an...
Graphics data accumulation for improved multi-layer texture performance
A graphics system applies multiple layers of texture information to triangles. The graphics system includes a hardware accelerator, a frame buffer and a video...