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Olivier Bertin, Jean Paul Chobert, Alain Pruvost: System for managing topology of a network in spanning tree data structure by maintaining link table and parent table in each network node. International Business Machines Corporation, Gerald R Woods, February 25, 1997: US05606669 (246 worldwide citation)

A topology manager within a data communication network including a number of nodes interconnected by bi-directional links, wherein each said node is provided with means for dynamically setting and storing within the node a full topology database including full parent-node-relationship references. Th ...


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Olivier Bertin, Jean Paul Chobert, Olivier Maurel, Alain Pruvost: Method for preempting connections in high speed packet switching networks. International Business Machines Corporation, November 11, 1997: US05687167 (184 worldwide citation)

High speed network nodes can establish new connections by preempting existing ones when insufficient bandwidth is available in the network. Numerous preemption priorities are arranged in a limited number of groups and a median priority level is defined within each group. This median, stored in the t ...