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Cell boundary fault detection system

United States Patent

7,930,584
April 19, 2011
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An apparatus and program product determine a nodal fault along the boundary, or face, of a computing cell. Nodes on adjacent cell boundaries communicate with each other, and the communications are analyzed to determine if a node or connection is faulty.
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)
12/ 248,175
20090044052
October 9, 2008
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.