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Richard P Pitkin, John P Morency: Broker for computer network server selection. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 23, 1994: US05341477 (637 worldwide citation)

In a computer network, a broker mechanism allocates a plurality of servers, each having an available resource capacity, to a plurality of clients for delivering one of several services to the clients. The broker operates by monitoring a subset of all available servers capable of delivering the reque ...


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Pitkin Richard P, Morency John P: Broker for computer network server selection.. Digital Equipment, August 29, 1990: EP0384339-A2 (225 worldwide citation)

In a computer network, a broker mechanism allocates a plurality of servers, each having an available resource capacity, to a plurality of clients for delivering one of several services to the clients. The broker operates by monitoring a subset of all available servers capable of delivering the reque ...