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Neal R Prager, Carey Lee Jung, Stephen Thomas Cochran: Distributing system configuration information from a manager machine to subscribed endpoint machines in a distrubuted computing environment. International Business Machines Corporation, Jeffrey S LaBaw, David H Judson, November 17, 1998: US05838918 (209 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method executed by a computer system to increase the ease and efficiency of the configuration management task in large, complex, distributed networks of heterogeneous computer systems. In this paradigm, referred to as management-by-subscription, a central configuration dat ...


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Stephen Thomas Cochran, Raghavendra Krishnamurthy, Michael Mallo, Vinod Thankappan Nair: Data collector for use in a scalable, distributed, asynchronous data collection mechanism. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn Smith Dawkins, Brace & Patterson L, March 2, 2004: US06701324 (44 worldwide citation)

A collector for distributed data collection includes input and output queues employed for priority based queuing and dispatch of data received from endpoints and downstream collector nodes. Collection Table of Contents (CTOC) data structures for collection data are received by the collector from the ...


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Stephen Thomas Cochran, Raghavendra Krishnamurthy, Michael Mallo, Vinod Thankappan Nair: Scalable, distributed, asynchronous data collection mechanism. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn Smith Dawkins, Bracewell & Patterson L, April 16, 2002: US06374254 (26 worldwide citation)

The “scan” phase of a distributed data collection process is decoupled from upload of the return collection data, with the “scan” consisting merely of an infrequent profile push to configure autonomous scanners at the data collection endpoints. Distributed data collection is initiated by endpoints w ...


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Stephen Thomas Cochran, Michael R McNally: Method, system, and program for executing operations on a client in a network environment. International Business Machines Corporation, David W Victor, Konrad Raynes Victor & Mann, March 4, 2003: US06529938 (20 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system, method, and program for executing operations on a client computer transmitted from a server over a network. A server operation is received indicating actions to perform on the client. A determination is made as to whether the requested operation is permitted according to a set ...