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All-to-all sequenced fault detection system

United States Patent

7,826,379
November 2, 2010
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An apparatus, program product and method enable nodal fault detection by sequencing communications between all system nodes. A master node may coordinate communications between two slave nodes before sequencing to and initiating communications between a new pair of slave nodes. The communications may be analyzed to determine the nodal fault.
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/ 052,658
20060176826
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.