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Rodney Lance Joffe, Barry A Dykes, Jason Alan Brittain, Victor Joseph Oppleman, Brian Everett Pettingell, James Joseph Lippard, Ian Burke Vandeventer, Brett Dean Watson, Steven Michael Hotz, Nils Herbert Mc Carthy: Method and apparatus for balancing the process load on network servers according to network and serve based policies. Genuity, GTE Service Corporation, Leonard Charles Suchyta, February 6, 2001: US06185619 (376 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, a method and system provides the ability to assign requests for data objects made by clients among multiple network servers. The invention provides a distributed computing system and methods to assign user requests to replicated servers contained by the distribute ...


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Rodney Lance Joffe, Barry A Dykes, Jason Alan Brittain, Victor Joseph Oppleman, Brian Everett Pettingell, James Joseph Lippard, Ian Burke Vandeventer, Brett Dean Watson, Steven Michael Hotz, Nils Herbert McCarthy: Distributed computing system and method for distributing user requests to replicated network servers. Verizon Corporate Services Group, Raytheon BBN Technologies, March 25, 2014: US08683075 (4 worldwide citation)

Routing requests for data objects from clients includes receiving a request for a data object from a client, providing content servers capable of serving data objects, determining a server from the content servers, and informing the client of an address associated with the determined server accessib ...