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Title: Checkpointing for a hybrid computing node

Abstract

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.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1241311
Patent Number(s):
9280383
Application Number:
14/302,921
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
B599858
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Cher, Chen-Yong. Checkpointing for a hybrid computing node. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Cher, Chen-Yong. Checkpointing for a hybrid computing node. United States.
Cher, Chen-Yong. Tue . "Checkpointing for a hybrid computing node". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1241311.
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