06185619 is referenced by 376 patents and cites 52 patents.

According to the present invention, a method and system provides the ability to assign requests for data objects made by clients among multiple network servers. The invention provides a distributed computing system and methods to assign user requests to replicated servers contained by the distributed computing system in a manner that attempts to meet the goals of a particular routing policy. Policies may include minimizing the amount of time for the request to be completed.

Title
Method and apparatus for balancing the process load on network servers according to network and serve based policies
Application Number
8/965848
Publication Number
6185619 (B2)
Application Date
November 7, 1997
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
Nils Herbert Mc Carthy
Phoenix
AZ, US
Steven Michael Hotz
Marina del Rey
CA, US
Brett Dean Watson
Beaverton
OR, US
Ian Burke Vandeventer
Tempe
AZ, US
James Joseph Lippard
Phoenix
AZ, US
Brian Everett Pettingell
Phoenix
AZ, US
Victor Joseph Oppleman
Phoenix
AZ, US
Jason Alan Brittain
Fairfield
CA, US
Barry A Dykes
Phoenix
AZ, US
Rodney Lance Joffe
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Leonard Charles Suchyta
US
Assignee
GTE Service Corporation
TX, US
Genuity
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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