Patent Number: 8,793,414

Title: Status information saving among multiple computers

Abstract: Provided are techniques for status information saving among multiple computers. In one embodiment, a selected computer is operated using a plurality of input/output devices over switched input/output signal paths passing through a KVM (keyboard video mouse) switch positioned between the selected computer and the plurality of input/output devices. Status data is carried over signal paths passing through the KVM switch wherein the status data represents status information for a plurality of computers connected to the KVM switch. The status data passing through the KVM switch is stored in a memory coupled to the KVM switch. Other embodiments are described and claimed. Other embodiments are contemplated, depending upon the particular application.

Inventors: Batish; Arun (Beaverton, OR), Ly; Phong Doan (Beaverton, OR), Myers; Jason Charles (Beaverton, OR), Mysore; Sham (Beaverton, OR), Vu; Paul (Beaverton, OR)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/38 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018