Bio and Publications

 

About Zahir Ebrahim

Zahir Ebrahim, an electrical engineer and computer architect, temporarily gave up his high-tech career in the Silicon Valley in the late 1990s to spend time raising his kids. Zahir originally studied EECS at UET, MIT, and Stanford University (through SITN). He was an ordinary engineer and worked in several corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area pursuing his own “American Dream” like most ordinary people ( http://tinyurl.com/Zahir-Patents ). Zahir switched directions immediately after 9/11 and turned towards activism with the same zest with which he had previously endeared himself to his profession ( http://tinyurl.com/No-Military-Industrial-Complex ). He now realizes that that time spent pursuing his “American Dream” in the United States of America, while it footed the bills and put honest bread on the table, was life lived in an age of Jahiliya ( http://tinyurl.com/Fable-of-the-Bees )among the likkha parrha jahils of modernity ( http://tinyurl.com/The-Ivy-League-Morons-Syndrome ), and among the house niggers ( http://tinyurl.com/THE-NIGGERS-OF-PAKISTAN ) bearing super advanced degrees who don’t even know their own field when it’s time to ingratiate themselves with the massa ( http://tinyurl.com/likkha-parrha-jahils-modernity ). Zahir’s non conformist deconstruction of current affairs and the accepted narratives of history routinely bucks conventional wisdom ( http://tinyurl.com/The-New-SAVAK-in-Pakistan ). His latest analysis on Pakistan looks at the spate of barbaric Shia Muslim killings in context ( http://tinyurl.com/Context-Shia-Killings-Pakistan ), and outlines the obvious path forward ( http://tinyurl.com/Raahe-Nijaat-Pakistan ). More about Zahir Ebrahim may be gleaned from the Author page of his books ( http://humanbeingsfirst.org/#books ), and by reading his works published on his hobby website Project Humanbeingsfirst.org.

Zahir Ebrahim Bio and Partial Bibliography https://zahirebrahim.wordpress.com/bio/


Partial Bibliography of Technical Publications

  1. Normoyle, Ebrahim et al. “ULTRASPARC Port Architecture” in the Symposium Record of IEEE Hot Interconnects-III conference, August 1995.
  2. Ebrahim, Zahir “UPA Interconnect Architecture”, Rev 1.1, 1993, filed with the US patent office by Sun Microsystems Inc. (overview pdf)
  3. Ebrahim, Zahir “A brief tutorial on ATM”, Internet, 1992. (or a brief tutorial on making wrong technology bets as a technologist who is actually building it – pdf)
  4. US. Patent 6,381,664 (7) System for multisized bus coupling in a packet-switched computer system*
  5. US. Patent 6,154,777 (79) System for context-dependent name resolution
  6. US. Patent 6,101,565 (23) System for multisized bus coupling in a packet-switched computer system*
  7. US. Patent 5,987,579 (7) Method and apparatus for quickly initiating memory accesses in a multiprocessor cache coherent computer system
  8. US. Patent 5,987,557 (112) Method and apparatus for implementing hardware protection domains in a system with no memory management unit (MMU)
  9. US. Patent 5,970,505 (21) Linking related data in a document set including a plurality of books written by different groups of authors in a computer network
  10. US. Patent 5,930,807 (50) Apparatus and method for fast filtering read and write barrier operations in garbage collection system
  11. US. Patent 5,907,485 (12) Method and apparatus for flow control in packet-switched computer system
  12. US. Patent 5,905,998 (80) Transaction activation processor for controlling memory transaction processing in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system*
  13. US. Patent 5,893,165 (12) System and method for parallel execution of memory transactions using multiple memory models, including SSO, TSO, PSO and RMO
  14. US. Patent 5,893,121 (38) System and method for swapping blocks of tagged stack entries between a tagged stack cache and an untagged main memory storage
  15. US. Patent 5,892,957 (25) Method and apparatus for interrupt communication in packet-switched microprocessor-based computer system*
  16. US. Patent 5,887,134 (301) System and method for preserving message order while employing both programmed I/O and DMA operations
  17. US. Patent 5,878,264 (40) Power Management Power sequence controller with wakeup logic for enabling a wakeup
  18. US. Patent 5,862,356 (5) Pipelined distributed bus arbitration system*
  19. US. Patent 5,848,423 (57) Garbage collection system and method for locating root set pointers in method activation records
  20. US. Patent 5,737,755 (1) System level mechanism for invalidating data stored in the external cache of a processor in a computer system
  21. US. Patent 5,710,891 (22) Pipelined distributed bus arbitration system*
  22. US. Patent 5,706,463 (21) Cache coherent computer system that minimizes invalidation and copyback operations
  23. US. Patent 5,692,197 (56) Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a computer network without sacrificing performance
  24. US. Patent 5,689,713 (33) Method and apparatus for interrupt communication in a packet-switched computer system*
  25. US. Patent 5,684,977 (52) Writeback cancellation processing system for use in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
  26. US. Patent 5,657,472 (46) Memory transaction execution system and method for multiprocessor system having independent parallel transaction queues associated with each processor
  27. US. Patent 5,655,100 (40) Transaction activation processor for controlling memory transaction execution in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system*
  28. US. Patent 5,644,753 (66) Fast, dual ported cache controller for data processors in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
  29. US. Patent 5,634,068 (49) Packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
  30. US. Patent 5,581,729 (73) Parallelized coherent read and writeback transaction processing system for use in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
  31. Activism Related Publications Index at http://humanbeingsfirst.wordpress.com/pubs-index/

* Signifies revised claims for same titles and not new patents.

For a practical perspective on what patents really are, see: http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/googles-new-patent-armor and http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/patent-power


Zahir Ebrahim Bio and Partial Bibliography https://zahirebrahim.wordpress.com/bio/