05896531 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method and system of increasing efficiency within a data processing system having multiple applications executing within the data processing system. Each of the applications requires a specific environment. A collection of parameters which specify an environment is stored within the data processing system in response to an initialization of the environment for utilization by a first application. Next, the minimal requirements of an second application requesting an environment are determined in response to an attempted initialization of the second application. An existing environment is then utilized if the collection of parameters specifying the environment meets the minimal requirements of the second application, wherein data processing efficiency is increased.

Title
Method and system for managing environments with a data processing system
Application Number
8/23994
Publication Number
5896531
Application Date
February 26, 1993
Publication Date
April 20, 1999
Inventor
Kathleen K Tubbs
Marietta
GA, US
William L Rich
Stone Mountain
GA, US
Michael P Priven
Marietta
GA, US
Thomas F Mitchell
Alpharetta
GA, US
W Pettus Gewin
Marietta
GA, US
Donald E Curtis
Kennesaw
GA, US
Agent
Andrew J Dillon
Daniel E Venglarik
Kenneth A Seaman
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 9/00
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