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A MUTUAL-SUBSTITUTING GARBAGE COLLECTING METHOD WITH AN INTERMEDIARY DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018646D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-30

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for Garbage Collecting(GC) which needs no temporary suspension of service. To realize the behaviour, first, an intermediary device mediates GC-activities of a number of server computers. Second, the device dispatches clients' requests to computer that is not under GC. As the result, the intermediary device and server computers operate as a virtual non-stop server computer.