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A mechanism for work allocation in a resource constrained environment using publish/subscribe messaging

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031016D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article describes a workload distribution mechanism where every machine in a resource constrained environment behaves in an autonomous manner monitoring and advertising its state using publish/subscribe messaging. This mechanism removes the need for a central dispatcher type mechanism that periodically polls the network of servers to maintain a snapshot of their state. By employing the publish/subscribe model the appropriate workload is automatically directed to a server that can handle it without the need for a dispatcher to do so.