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During the processing of a transaction or other distributed computation, a computation management system creates a number of agents to handle various aspects or portions of the computations to be performed. Each agent progresses through a predefined set of state transitions which define the status of the agent at any point in time. The computation management system defines for each agent a set of dependencies, each dependency corresponding to a state transition which will be blocked until a particular state transition occurs in another specified agent. By defining selected combinations of dependencies for each agent, a variety of different interdependencies and cooperating protocols can be implemented. The distributed processing management system can be used both for managing transaction processing and for synchronizing events in other types of distributed computations.

Title
System for distributed computation processing includes dynamic assignment of predicates to define interdependencies
Application Number
7/601990
Publication Number
5329626
Application Date
October 23, 1990
Publication Date
July 12, 1994
Inventor
Edward S Lu
San Bruno
CA, US
Dora L Lee
San Francisco
CA, US
Edward C Cheng
S. San Francisco
CA, US
Edward Y Chang
Santa Clara
CA, US
Alberto Lutgardo
Santa Clara
CA, US
Johannes Klein
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Digital Equipment Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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