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Methods for load rebalancing by clients in a network are disclosed. Client load rebalancing allows the clients to optimize throughput between themselves and the resources accessed by the nodes. A network, which implements this embodiment of the invention, can dynamically rebalance itself to optimize throughput by migrating client I/O requests from over utilized pathways to under utilized pathways. Client load rebalancing allows a client to re-map a path through a plurality of nodes to a resource. The re-mapping may take place in response to a redirection command from an overloaded node.

Title
Dynamic load balancing of a network of client and server computers
Application Number
9/60869
Publication Number
6185601 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 1998
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
James J Wolff
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Company
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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