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 ...