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Title: Non-volatile memory for checkpoint storage

Abstract

A system, method and computer program product for supporting system initiated checkpoints in high performance parallel computing systems and storing of checkpoint data to a non-volatile memory storage device. The system and method generates selective control signals to perform checkpointing of system related data in presence of messaging activity associated with a user application running at the node. The checkpointing is initiated by the system such that checkpoint data of a plurality of network nodes may be obtained even in the presence of user applications running on highly parallel computers that include ongoing user messaging activity. In one embodiment, the non-volatile memory is a pluggable flash memory card.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1149606
Patent Number(s):
8,788,879
Application Number:
13/004,005
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
B554331
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Blumrich, Matthias A., Chen, Dong, Cipolla, Thomas M., Coteus, Paul W., Gara, Alan, Heidelberger, Philip, Jeanson, Mark J., Kopcsay, Gerard V., Ohmacht, Martin, and Takken, Todd E. Non-volatile memory for checkpoint storage. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Blumrich, Matthias A., Chen, Dong, Cipolla, Thomas M., Coteus, Paul W., Gara, Alan, Heidelberger, Philip, Jeanson, Mark J., Kopcsay, Gerard V., Ohmacht, Martin, & Takken, Todd E. Non-volatile memory for checkpoint storage. United States.
Blumrich, Matthias A., Chen, Dong, Cipolla, Thomas M., Coteus, Paul W., Gara, Alan, Heidelberger, Philip, Jeanson, Mark J., Kopcsay, Gerard V., Ohmacht, Martin, and Takken, Todd E. Tue . "Non-volatile memory for checkpoint storage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1149606.
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title = {Non-volatile memory for checkpoint storage},
author = {Blumrich, Matthias A. and Chen, Dong and Cipolla, Thomas M. and Coteus, Paul W. and Gara, Alan and Heidelberger, Philip and Jeanson, Mark J. and Kopcsay, Gerard V. and Ohmacht, Martin and Takken, Todd E.},
abstractNote = {A system, method and computer program product for supporting system initiated checkpoints in high performance parallel computing systems and storing of checkpoint data to a non-volatile memory storage device. The system and method generates selective control signals to perform checkpointing of system related data in presence of messaging activity associated with a user application running at the node. The checkpointing is initiated by the system such that checkpoint data of a plurality of network nodes may be obtained even in the presence of user applications running on highly parallel computers that include ongoing user messaging activity. In one embodiment, the non-volatile memory is a pluggable flash memory card.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {7}
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