04941084 is referenced by 120 patents and cites 9 patents.

A resource management system and method in a distributed processing system in which a plurality of computers are interconnected through a transmission line. A computer makes, upon accessing to a resource of another computer, inquiries about "Whether the intended resource exists" and "Ordering that if the intended resource exists, the interrogated computer should return a response indicative of attribute information of that resource" by using a so-called broadcasting function to simultaneously apprize all the computers constituting the distributed processing system of the same message.

Title
System for locating resources resided in a distributing processing system by sequentially transmitting resource inquiries through a looped transmission line
Application Number
766196
Publication Number
4941084
Application Date
May 27, 1988
Publication Date
July 10, 1990
Inventor
Masao Sueki
Hitachi
JP
Satoru Takagi
Kawasaki
JP
Hiroshi Wataya
Hitachi
JP
Matsuaki Terada
Machida
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G06F 13/38
G06F 15/16
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