Patent Number: 8,880,937

Title: Reducing impact of a repair action in a switch fabric

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing impact of a repair action in a switch fabric. In one embodiment, a server system is provided that includes a first interposer card that operatively connects one or more server cards to a midplane. The first interposer card may include a switch module that switches network traffic for the one or more server cards. The first interposer card may be hot-swappable from the midplane, and the one or more server cards may be hot-swappable from the first interposer card.

Inventors: Armstrong; William J. (Rochester, MN), Borkenhagen; John M. (Rochester, MN), Crippen; Martin J. (Apex, NC), Desai; Dhruv M. (Cary, NC), Engebretsen; David R. (Cannon Falls, MN), Hillier, III; Philip R. (Rochester, MN), Holland; William G. (Cary, NC), Hughes; James E. (Apex, NC), McCredie; Bradley D. (Austin, TX), O'Connor; James A. (Ulster Park, NY), Tri; Steven M. (Eyota, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00