Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 6,161,219

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

12-12-2000

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/888,013

Date Filed

1997-07-03

Total Pages

45 pages

Abstract

A method for portable checkpointing comprising the steps of: pre-compiling an input source code; and outputting an associated output source code which includes support for portable checkpointing. The portability of the checkpoints allows migration between systems with different hardware, software, and operating systems.The portable checkpoints are stored in a Universal Code Format (UCF) and are selectively activated at the next potential checkpoint marker after a MinTBC (Minimum Time Between Checkpoints) timer expires.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/252