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Checkpointing for a hybrid computing node

United States Patent

March 8, 2016
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According to an aspect, a method for checkpointing in a hybrid computing node includes executing a task in a processing accelerator of the hybrid computing node. A checkpoint is created in a local memory of the processing accelerator. The checkpoint includes state data to restart execution of the task in the processing accelerator upon a restart operation. Execution of the task is resumed in the processing accelerator after creating the checkpoint. The state data of the checkpoint are transferred from the processing accelerator to a main processor of the hybrid computing node while the processing accelerator is executing the task.
Cher; Chen-Yong (Port Chester, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
14/ 302,921
June 12, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number B599858 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.