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A method of distributed collaborative computing is provided. The method includes: partitioning a collaboration function into sub-functions; assigning at least one said sub-function to each of a plurality of logical processes; associating a respective management process with each of said plurality of logical processes, said logical processes configured so that each said logical process is capable of communicating with every other said logical process through said respective management process; communicating between said logical processes using said respective management processes; and monitoring said respective management processes with a single supervisor process; wherein said communicating employs a secure protocol on a dedicated network.

Title
Secure communications system for collaborative computing
Application Number
9/752284
Publication Number
6901448 (B2)
Application Date
December 29, 2000
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
Xuan Zhang
San Jose
CA, US
Min Zhu
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Agent
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
Assignee
Webex Communications
CA, US
IPC
G06F 015/173
G06F 015/16
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