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Lionel Denecheau, Jean Claude Dispensa, Denis Esteve: System, computer program product and method in a node for optimizing the topology of a virtual ring based upon a TCP/IP network. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony V S England, William H Steinberg, September 14, 2010: US07796539 (6 worldwide citation)

In a network having nodes, N nodes are members of a virtual communications ring for multicast communication among the N Nodes, each of the N Nodes being associated with only an upstream and a downstream one of the other N nodes. One of the N nodes manages changes in ring membership, including reques ...


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Lionel Denecheau, Jean Claude Dispensa, Denis Esteve: System, Computer Program Product and Method in a Node for Optimizing the Topology of a Virtual Ring Based Upon a TCP/IP Network. International Business Machines Corporation, Ibm Endicott, Law Office Of Anthony England, March 6, 2008: US20080056281-A1

The present invention is directed to a method, system and computer program as defined in independent claims, for optimizing the topology of a virtual ring used to multicast datagrams within a network comprising a transport layer protocol providing end to end data transfer, each node on the virtual r ...