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All row, planar fault detection system

United States Patent

July 23, 2013
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An apparatus, program product and method for detecting nodal faults may simultaneously cause designated nodes of a cell to communicate with all nodes adjacent to each of the designated nodes. Furthermore, all nodes along the axes of the designated nodes are made to communicate with their adjacent nodes, 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)
11/ 052,662
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.