The Federal Home Loan Mortgage has been granted a patent for a method of routing data for grid jobs. The process involves receiving data packets, identifying them as part of a grid job, and routing them through the Internet to an external node without a destination address. GlobalData’s report on Federal Home Loan Mortgage gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Routing data packets for grid jobs through the internet

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11848854B1) discloses a method for routing data as part of a grid job. The method involves receiving a data packet at a routing device in a first computer environment, determining if the data packet is part of the grid job, and routing the identified data packet through a network and at least one firewall to a node in a second computer environment. Notably, the data packet identified as part of the grid job does not have a destination address, and it may be routed using a broadcast protocol to the destination node.

Furthermore, the patent also describes an information processing device and a non-transitory computer-readable medium encoded with instructions to perform the data routing method. The device and medium are configured to receive, identify, and route data packets as part of a grid job through a network and firewall to the intended node. The identification of the data packet as part of the grid job is based on a difference in protocol compared to other packets, which may include additional headers or indications in the packet. Additionally, the data packet may be routed through an unrestricted socket in the firewall, and the network involved in the routing process is specified as the Internet. Overall, the patent presents a detailed method and system for efficiently routing data packets within a grid job scenario, ensuring secure and accurate delivery to the designated node in a different computer environment.

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