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Remote Power-On Control/Power Fail Indication System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034360D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Anthony, BO Mitchell, GR [+details]

Abstract

This system provides the capability to remotely power up a Low End Parallel Bus system from system logic or adapter cards and be able to provide a signal to the system logic and adapters when power is dropping, as in a power failure situation. An "unattended operation" capability for computer systems is becoming more important as the proliferation of smaller systems becomes available. In many cases, these systems do not have an operator present, and there are activities that should occur at times when the system is normally powered off. One such case would be for the system to power-on and IPL itself early in the morning prior to normal working hours so that it is ready to go when the normal work shift begins.