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Concurrent Host Installation from a Programmable Workstation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105859D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gilgen, D: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method for improving the performance of programmable workstation applications that install host software is disclosed. Installation tasks are performed on multiple hosts concurrently.

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Concurrent Host Installation from a Programmable Workstation

      A method for improving the performance of programmable
workstation applications that install host software is disclosed.
Installation tasks are performed on multiple hosts concurrently.

      Disclosed is a programming technique that can dramatically
improve the end-user perceived performance of programmable
workstation applications that perform software installation functions
for host systems.

       -----------------------------------------------------------
       |                Programmable workstation                 |
       |                                                         |
       |      ---------------------------------------------      |
       |      |         Installation Application          |      |
       |      ---------------------------------------------      |
       |                          |                              |
       |           ----------------------------------            |
       |           |              |                 |            |
       |           V              V                 V            |
       |      ------------   ------------      ------------      |
       |      | Install  |   | Install  |      | Install  |      |
       |      | subtask  |   | subtask  | .... | subtask  |      |
       |      |   #1     |   |   #2     |      |   #n     |      |
       |      ------------   ------------      ------------      |
       |           |              |                 |            |
       |           V              V                 V            |
 ...