Comments on: IBM grid computing patent application, targets base 10 arithmetic [CORRECTED]
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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5379
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 17:49:26 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5379[...] of questionable IP action, there’s this gem from Channel Register Dell is attempting to trademark the tech industry’s [...]
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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5378
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:48:50 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5378HPCer: that’s the same general conclusion that Ian drew in his post as well. I’m going to be interested to see whether this is a successful application. Not having been in a company that does as much patent work as IBM, I don’t know what percentage of their applications turn into granted patents, but on the other hand they have a LOT of patents so one suspects that they wouldn’t apply for something they didn’t feel like they’d get.

Just guessing, though.

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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5377
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:30:17 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5377I haven’t waded through the whole thing, but the claims look to be more along the lines of scheduling into a grid computing system than grid computing itself. Either way, there’s a lot of published prior art out there going back quite a few years that many might say indicates the technology in the application is well known.
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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5376
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 03:32:58 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5376David: you are absolutely correct. I blocked the word “application” when I read the document. I’ve updated the post.
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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5375
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:35:51 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5375It’s an application by IBM to the USPTO. It’s not a granted patent. The two things are significantly different.
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http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5374
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:33:54 +0000http://insidehpc.com/2008/07/20/ibm-patents-grid-computing-targets-base-10-arithmetic/#comment-5374The base-10 bit was closer than you thing… There were concerns about IBM’s DPD encoding in the IEEE-754r work. But people at IBM (e.g. Mike Cowlishaw) went far out of their way to produce a guarantee from IBM that DPD would be available to anyone with no royalties. Sounded like that required a lot of legal footwork and convincing inside IBM. This then forced Intel’s later BID contribution to have the same terms.
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