05644720 is referenced by 136 patents and cites 18 patents.

The present invention provides a method of processing transaction requests from client applications within a computer network having a plurality of client servers. Each client server has a work share and a set of attributes that including a name, an address and a list of services for fulfilling transaction requests. Each transaction request identifies attributes necessary for fulfilling the request. The method entails identifying a set of client servers having the necessary attributes and defining a work distribution function. The work distribution function, which distributes transaction requests, randomly selects a client server from the set of client servers, according to work shares of the client servers.

Title
Interprocess communications interface for managing transaction requests
Application Number
8/509124
Publication Number
5644720
Application Date
July 31, 1995
Publication Date
July 1, 1997
Inventor
Charles S Koehn
St. Paul
MN, US
David G Finke
St. Paul
MN, US
Alfred R Boll
St. Croix
MN, US
Agent
Kinney & Lange P A
Assignee
West Publishing Company
MN, US
IPC
H01J 13/00
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