0251584-A2 is referenced by 102 patents and cites 2 patents.

A synchronization service which can be incorporated into a distributed operating system as a shared service. It allows the realization of different custom-built synchronization strategies for different applications. This approach is based on defining a general set of application-independent synchronization primitives. These are provided by the distributed operating system in the form of a synchronization service. By themselves the individual primities are insuffient to provide synchronization. However, they can be combined in different ways to realize customized synchronization strategies. This leaves the ultimate responsibility for synchronization with the application, but in a much simplified form. Application programs can combine these primitives to construct the most suitable form of synchronization.

Title
A synchronization service for a distributed operating system or the like.
Application Number
EP19870305416 19870618
Publication Number
0251584 (A2)
Application Date
June 18, 1987
Publication Date
January 7, 1988
Inventor
Selic Branislav Vladeta
CA
Goyer Pierre
CA
Assignee
Northern Telecom
CA
IPC
G06F 09/46
G06F 09/46
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/177
G06F 09/52
G06F 09/46
G06F 15/16
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