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A client-server architecture includes a plurality of clients and a plurality of servers. Information resources are replicated among the servers. According to one aspect, the invention includes an intermediary device called a “depot” sitting transparently between a client and a pool of servers which have the replicated information resources. The depot dynamically distributes multiple sessions contained in a client request among the servers. This architecture realizes a good granular scaleability of servers, and improved server throughput with a good response time. Multiple depots also realize robustness.

Title
Scaleable web server and method of efficiently managing multiple servers
Application Number
8/965929
Publication Number
6330602 (B1)
Application Date
November 7, 1997
Publication Date
December 11, 2001
Inventor
Alan S J Chapman
Kanata
US
Biswajit Nandy
Ottawa
US
Eddie Ka Lun Law
North York
US
Assignee
Nortel Networks
US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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