skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Checkpoint triggering in a computer system

Abstract

According to an aspect, a method for triggering creation of a checkpoint in a computer system includes executing a task in a processing node and determining whether it is time to read a monitor associated with a metric of the task. The monitor is read to determine a value of the metric based on determining that it is time to read the monitor. A threshold for triggering creation of the checkpoint is determined based on the metric. A monitoring block size is determined for the checkpoint. A checkpoint interval is determined based on the monitoring block size, a checkpoint bandwidth, and a failure rate of the computer system. Based on determining that the value of the metric has crossed the threshold and the checkpoint interval has elapsed, the checkpoint including state data of the task is created to enable restarting execution of the task upon a restart operation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1489807
Patent Number(s):
10089181
Application Number:
15/194,884
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: 2016 Jun 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Cher, Chen-Yong. Checkpoint triggering in a computer system. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Cher, Chen-Yong. Checkpoint triggering in a computer system. United States.
Cher, Chen-Yong. Tue . "Checkpoint triggering in a computer system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489807.
@article{osti_1489807,
title = {Checkpoint triggering in a computer system},
author = {Cher, Chen-Yong},
abstractNote = {According to an aspect, a method for triggering creation of a checkpoint in a computer system includes executing a task in a processing node and determining whether it is time to read a monitor associated with a metric of the task. The monitor is read to determine a value of the metric based on determining that it is time to read the monitor. A threshold for triggering creation of the checkpoint is determined based on the metric. A monitoring block size is determined for the checkpoint. A checkpoint interval is determined based on the monitoring block size, a checkpoint bandwidth, and a failure rate of the computer system. Based on determining that the value of the metric has crossed the threshold and the checkpoint interval has elapsed, the checkpoint including state data of the task is created to enable restarting execution of the task upon a restart operation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: