Application layer synchronous traffic shaping

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8243597
APP PUB NO 20080212470A1
SERIAL NO

11680874

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A method, a system, and a computer program product implements traffic shaping by processing as a synchronous request, tasks representing one or more units of work contained within the request. Before a request is sent through the network, the request is inspected in order to derive the amount of work that the request would generate in the network. A traffic manager queries the amount of work in that request compared to the amount of work that the network can support and generates a number of traffic envelopes. Based on the results of this query, “task pruning” may be implemented to break the request into smaller manageable task that fit into the traffic envelopes. Task pruning may also enable only a subset of the work to be performed. Thus, a measure of the amount of work, rather than the amount of data, within a request is considered when scheduling the request.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY46918

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Castaneda, Frank J Raleigh, US 9 198
Horvath, Joseph K Wake Forest, US 3 184
Wrobel,, Jr Anthony W Raleigh, US 8 37

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
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