International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Hardware Support for Software Controlled Fast Reconfiguration of Performance Counters
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 26 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,543,738) developed by Valentina Salapura, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Robert W. Wisniewski, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for a "hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Hardware support for software controlled reconfiguration of performance counters may include a plurality of performance counters collecting one or more counts of one or more selected activities. A storage element stores data value representing a time interval, and a timer element reads the data value and detects expiration of the time interval based on the data value and generates a signal. A plurality of configuration registers stores a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine receives the signal and selects a configuration register from the plurality of configuration registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters."
The patent application was filed on Aug. 1, 2012 (13/564,270). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8543738.PN.&OS=PN/8543738&RS=PN/8543738
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
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