06862606 is referenced by 69 patents and cites 14 patents.

A proxy partition cache (PPC) architecture and a technique for address-partitioning a proxy cache consisting of a grouping of discrete, cooperating caches (servers) is provided. Client requests for objects (files) of a given size are redirected or reassigned to a single cache in the grouping, notwithstanding the cache to which the request is made by the load-balancing mechanism (such as a Layer 4 switch) based upon load-balancing considerations. The file is then returned to the switch via the switch-designated cache for vending to the requesting client. The redirection/reassignment occurs according to a function within the cache to which the request is directed so that the switch remains freed from additional tasks that can compromise speed.

Title
System and method for partitioning address space in a proxy cache server cluster
Application Number
9/877918
Publication Number
6862606 (B1)
Application Date
June 7, 2001
Publication Date
March 1, 2005
Inventor
Brent Ray Christensen
Cedar Hills
UT, US
Howard Rollin Davis
Salem
UT, US
Stephen R Carter
Spanish Fork
UT, US
Robert Drew Major
Orem
UT, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Novell
UT, US
IPC
G06F 015/16
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