08014308 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 88 patents.

The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate dynamically allocating resources (e.g., hardware, software, . . . ) supported by a third party service provider. The third party service provider can support any number of services that can be concurrently requested by several clients without user perception of degraded computing performance as compared to conventional systems/techniques due to improved connectivity and mitigated latencies. An interface component can receive a request from a client device. Further, a dynamic allocation component can apportion resources (e.g., hardware resources) supported by the third party service provider to process and respond to the request based at least in part upon subscription data. Moreover, a user state evaluator can determine a state associated with a user and/or the client device; the state can be utilized by the dynamic allocation component to tailor resource allocation.

Title
Hardware architecture for cloud services
Application Number
11/536534
Publication Number
8014308 (B2)
Application Date
September 28, 2006
Publication Date
September 6, 2011
Inventor
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer
Mercer Island
WA, US
Matthew B MacLaurin
Woodinville
WA, US
James R Larus
Mercer Island
WA, US
Alexander G Gounares
Kirkland
WA, US
Daniel S Glasser
Mercer Island
WA, US
Nishant V Dani
Redmond
WA, US
William J Bolosky
Issaquah
WA, US
Gary W Flake
Bellevue
WA, US
William H Gates III
Medina
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04L 12/26
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