04007450 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 11 patents.

A data communication network having a plurality of nodes interconnected with a communication link, wherein each node shares given ones of its data sets in common with other nodes in the network, and each node is operative to update any shared data set, except if one of the other nodes is also seeking to update the same data set, in which case the node having the higher priority prevails. Each node has a memory which stores the node location of each shared data set and the updating priority which each node has with respect to each respective set of shared data. A node receiving competing requests for update will access this memory and, depending upon the sequence of the requests, may accept a higher priority request and refuse a lower priority request.

Title
Data sharing computer network
Application Number
5/591993
Publication Number
4007450
Application Date
June 30, 1975
Publication Date
February 8, 1977
Inventor
Alvin Paul Mullery
Chappaqua
NY, US
Luther Harold Haibt
Katonah
NY, US
Agent
Robert E Sandt
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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