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Paging memory from random access memory to backing storage in a parallel computer

United States Patent

8,447,912
May 21, 2013
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Paging memory from random access memory (`RAM`) to backing storage in a parallel computer that includes a plurality of compute nodes, including: executing a data processing application on a virtual machine operating system in a virtual machine on a first compute node; providing, by a second compute node, backing storage for the contents of RAM on the first compute node; and swapping, by the virtual machine operating system in the virtual machine on the first compute node, a page of memory from RAM on the first compute node to the backing storage on the second compute node.
Archer; Charles J. (Rochester, MN), Blocksome; Michael A. (Rochester, MN), Inglett; Todd A. (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Rochester, MN), Smith; Brian E. (Rochester, MN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
12/ 892,226
20120079165
September 28, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.