Patent Number: 6,170,028

Title: Method for hot swapping a programmable network adapter by using a programmable processor to selectively disabling and enabling power thereto upon receiving respective control signals

Abstract: A software architecture for the hot add and swap of adapters. The software architecture allows users to replace failed components, upgrade outdated components, and add new functionality, such as new network interfaces, disk interface adapters and storage, without impacting existing users. The software architecture supports the hot add and swap of off-the-shelf adapters, including those adapters that are programmable.

Inventors: Wallach; Walter August (Los Altos, CA), Khalili; Mehrdad (San Jose, CA), Mahalingam; Mallikarjunan (Santa Clara, CA), Reed; John M. (Morgan Hill, CA)

Assignee: Micron Electronics, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 11/07 (20060101); G06F 1/20 (20060101); G06F 1/26 (20060101); G06F 11/30 (20060101); G06F 13/40 (20060101); G06F 21/00 (20060101); G06F 9/445 (20060101); H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04L 12/40 (20060101); H04L 12/12 (20060101); H04L 12/26 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); H05K 7/20 (20060101); G06F 3/06 (20060101); G06F 001/26 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018