US Patent No. 10,599,440

METHOD FOR SHARING PROCESSING MODULES BETWEEN PIPELINES


Patent No. 10,599,440
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Method For Sharing Processing Modules Between Pipelines
Inventorship Yoshio Horiuchi, Hiratsuka (JP)
Isao Kadowaki, Yokohama (JP)
Masaki Saitoh, Yokohama (JP)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,599,440

19. A computer system comprising one or more computer processors, one or more computer-readable storage media, and program instructions stored on the one or more computer-readable storage media for execution by at least one of the one or more computer processors, the program instructions configured to perform an operation comprising:receiving a request to activate a new pipeline;
acquiring information relating to shareability of an existing pipeline comprising a first plurality of processing modules, wherein each of the first plurality of processing modules are in an activated state;
identifying, based on the information relating to shareability, a first shareable processing module from the first plurality of processing modules;
instantiating a first non-shared processing module for the new pipeline; and
generating the new pipeline by connecting the first non-shared processing module to the first shareable processing module.