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Multi-directional fault detection system

United States Patent

March 17, 2009
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An apparatus, program product and method checks for nodal faults in a group of nodes comprising a center node and all adjacent nodes. The center node concurrently communicates with the immediately adjacent nodes in three dimensions. The communications are analyzed to determine a presence of a faulty node or connection.
Archer; Charles Jens (Rochester, MN), Pinnow; Kurt Walter (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Rochester, MN), Smith; Brian Edward (Rochester, MN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 052,661
February 7, 2005
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B519700 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.