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PROCESSOR RESUME UNIT

United States Patent Application

20110173420
A1
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A system for enhancing performance of a computer includes a computer system having a data storage device. The computer system includes a program stored in the data storage device and steps of the program are executed by a processor. An external unit is external to the processor for monitoring specified computer resources. The external unit is configured to detect a specified condition using the processor. The processor including one or more threads. The thread resumes an active state from a pause state using the external unit when the specified condition is detected by the external unit.
Chen, Dong (Yorktown Heights, NY), Giampapa, Mark (Yorktown Heights, NY), Heidelberger, Philip (Yorktown Heights, NY), Ohmacht, Martin (Yorktown Heights, NY), Satterfield, David L. (Tewksbury, MA), Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard (Boeblingen, DE), Sugavanam, Krishnan (Yorktown Heights, NY)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk NY)
12/ 684,852
January 8, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OF DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: B554331 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.