SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-PERSPECTIVE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA TRANSFERS IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS SUCH AS THE INTERNET

  • US 20070245010A1
  • Filed: 03/23/2007
  • Published: 10/18/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for optimizing the utilization of heterogeneous network resources in which data sets are divided into a plurality of multiple subsets that are stored in multiple parts of the system which includes:

  • (a) a plurality of end-user client computers capable of requesting data from multiple resources on a network and reassembling pieces of data received in response to the requested data into a complete data set;

    (b) a plurality of classes of network resources to service data transfers to said end-user client computers;

    (c) one or more network coordination servers that coordinate access of end-user client computers to said plurality of classes of network resources;

    (d) one or more sources of network information which is accessible to one or more network coordination servers by making requests for information to the source that are formatted to be compatible with the source;

    (e) wherein said plurality of classes of network resources include;

    (i) source servers controlled by the service provider on which data is stored for transmission to end users; and

    (ii) peer resources which are storage, or network transfer, or computational resources, or a combination thereof, provided by said end-user client computers.

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