Automatic Feature Sense System
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
In many modern data processing systems it is possible to have different memory configurations. For proper operation of the system it is essential that the memory configuration have both proper power/memory option matching and that the memory and power cards be installed in a specific location and sequence. A power sequence and monitor (PSM) card is often provided for the purpose of power on sequencing and moni toring of a power system. Predecessor systems used manually placed jumpers on the PSM card to hard-wire feature information on the PSM card. This method has no checking for a valid configuration, and if the manually placed jumpers are improperly placed, the possibility exists for improper monitoring of a power system.