09787551 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 287 patents.

A method is operable in a network comprising multiple service endpoints, the service endpoints running on a plurality of devices, wherein the multiple service endpoints form one or more sub-clusters. The method includes defining a group from an arbitrary set of nodes comprising service instances across the machines of the one or more sub-clusters, wherein each node in the group assumes one or more discrete responsibilities involved in processing of a request across the group. In response to a request made at a node the group, the service type of the request is dynamically determined; and, based on the type of the request, one or more nodes in the group are selected to be responsible for processing the request.

Title
Responsibility-based request processing
Application Number
13/802291
Publication Number
9787551 (B2)
Application Date
March 13, 2013
Publication Date
October 10, 2017
Inventor
Andrew Swart
Pennington
NJ, US
William Crowder
Carmarillo
CA, US
Laurence R Lipstone
Calabasas
CA, US
Lewis Robert Varney
Oak Park
CA, US
Christopher Newton
Westlake Village
CA, US
Assignee
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
CO, US
IPC
H04L 12/26
G06F 12/0808
H04L 29/12
H04L 12/911
G06F 15/177
H04L 29/08
G06F 15/173
G06F 9/50
H04L 12/24
H04L 29/06
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