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Bisectional fault detection system

United States Patent

August 4, 2009
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An apparatus and program product logically divide a group of nodes and causes node pairs comprising a node from each section to communicate. Results from the communications may be analyzed to determine performance characteristics, such as bandwidth and proper connectivity.
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/ 196,889
August 22, 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.