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A Group Based Massive Node Server Status Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103747D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berkland, PT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to monitor the status of a server with massive number of nodes by displaying the high-level node status of each node in groups.

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A Group Based Massive Node Server Status Monitor

      Disclosed is a method to monitor the status of a server with
massive number of nodes by displaying the high-level node status of
each node in groups.

      A massive-node server is a server that is built with massive
number of inter-connected computers.  A user task on a massive-node
server is decomposed and distributed to the computers in the
massive-node server.  Each work unit of the user task is
simultaneously executed on the computers of the massive-node server.
A good massive-node status monitor should allow the administrator to
monitor as many nodes as possible.  On the other hand, it must also
provide alarm information for those computers that are in the
critical conditions.  This disclosure provides a method to satisfy
above requirements.

      Group Node Status Window: The group node status window can be
displayed in many ways.  It can be displayed in a matrix and each
cell in the matrix represents an individual node.  It can be
displayed in a group of business graphics bars and each business
graphics bar represents an individual node.

      Each cell in the matrix or each business graphics bar in the
business graphics bar group represents a node.  When a node is picked
up by the mouse with a double click, the detailed node status data
will be displayed in another window.

      Node Status Attribute Menu: The high-level status of each node
can be chosen by the users.  Memory sta...