Smart Modular Technologies Assigned Patent

Dynamic backup system with rapid restore
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2013.06.12

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SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., Newark, CA, has been assigned a patent (8,423,724) developed by Kelvin Marino, Laguna Hills, CA, Michael Rubino, San Jose, CA, and Mike H. Amidi, Lake Forest, CA, for a "dynamic backup storage system with rapid restore and method of operation thereof."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for operating a dynamic backup storage system includes: providing a high speed memory including a first rank memory device and subsequent ranks of memory devices; providing a non-volatile memory for saving data from the high speed memory; and providing a control logic unit for controlling access, of a central processing unit that executes a program, from the high speed memory including restoring the subsequent ranks of memory devices while the central processing unit is executing the program from the first rank memory device."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 8, 2010 (12/878,008).