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Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system

United States Patent

8,621,446
December 31, 2013
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Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system including providing to one or more compiling nodes software to be compiled, wherein at least a portion of the software to be compiled is to be executed by one or more other nodes; compiling, by the compiling node, the software; maintaining, by the compiling node, any compiled software to be executed on the compiling node; selecting, by the compiling node, one or more nodes in a next tier of the hierarchy of the distributed processing system in dependence upon whether any compiled software is for the selected node or the selected node's descendants; sending to the selected node only the compiled software to be executed by the selected node or selected node's descendant.
Archer; Charles J. (Rochester, MN), Blocksome; Michael A. (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Rochester, MN), Smith; Brian E. (Rochester, MN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
12/ 770,353
April 29, 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.