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Reducing Server/Requester Interactions by Eliminating Unnecessary Data Writes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056783D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Baker, DC Banning, WL [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to provide improved performance in a multi- computer environment by eliminating write transactions sent to the Server for unchanged data. This method improves performance in an environment consisting of multiple interconnected computers executing independent programs which share a common data base. Performance in an interconnected environment is heavily influenced by the number of interchanges required between the Server and the Requester. These interchanges must flow across some type of communication circuit which is significantly slower than the time required to process the request or access the data records. The technique described below eliminates some of these exchanges. Most Requesters pass all operating system transactions to the Server for processing.