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Power throttling of collections of computing elements

United States Patent

August 16, 2011
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An apparatus and method for controlling power usage in a computer includes a plurality of computers communicating with a local control device, and a power source supplying power to the local control device and the computer. A plurality of sensors communicate with the computer for ascertaining power usage of the computer, and a system control device communicates with the computer for controlling power usage of the computer.
Bellofatto; Ralph E. (Ridgefield, CT), Coteus; Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Crumley; Paul G. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Gara; Alan G. (Mount Kidsco, NY), Giampapa; Mark E. (Irvington, NY), Gooding; Thomas M. (Rochester, MN), Haring; Rudolf A. (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Megerian; Mark G. (Rochester, MN), Ohmacht; Martin (Yorktown Heights, NY), Reed; Don D. (Mantorville, MN), Swetz; Richard A. (Mahopac, NY), Takken; Todd (Brewster, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 768,752
June 26, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OF DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract. No. B554331 awarded by the Department of Energy.