06052718 is referenced by 418 patents and cites 12 patents.

The present invention is a new method called replica routing that automatically directs client computers that request a service to a server replica for that service. The replica chosen by replica routing is the replica that is expected to provide the best performance to the client based upon the client's location in the internetwork topology and the estimated performance of the internetwork. In addition, the system and method is designed to permit new replicas to be flexibly added undue administrative overhead.

Title
Replica routing
Application Number
8/779770
Publication Number
6052718
Application Date
January 7, 1997
Publication Date
April 18, 2000
Inventor
David K Gifford
Weston
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson PC
Assignee
Sightpath
MA, US
IPC
G06F 9/46
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