Method for controlling dataflow to a central system from distributed systems

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7500012
APP PUB NO 20050223056A1
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10814838

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A method and system for controlling a plurality of pipes in a computer system including at least one central system is disclosed. The pipes provide traffic from a plurality of distributed systems. The method and system include providing a first plurality of data packets from a pipe of the plurality of pipes to a fast path or a slow path during a time interval such that none of the first plurality of data packets is dropped. The first plurality of data packets arrive in a time interval. The fast path includes a fast storage, while the slow path includes a bulk storage. The method and system also include providing a second plurality of data packets from the fast storage or the bulk storage to the central system in a first in first out order during the time interval.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY46802

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Jeffries, Clark D Durham , US 38 753
Lingafelt, Charles S Durham, US 78 345
Strole, Norman C Raleigh, US 28 401

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