Client/server data traffic delivery system and method

  • US 5,913,028 A
  • Filed: 10/06/1995
  • Issued: 06/15/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A data processing network comprising:

  • a plurality of client data processing units for processing application programs under the control of respective operating systems;

    a server data processing unit coupled to said client units via respective network communication paths and including a server central processing unit (CPU), a server planar board memory, a storage input/output (I/O) device for storing program and data files for said client units, and a network I/O device for processing information under the control of a network operating system; and

    program controlled apparatus in said server unit rendered effective in response to certain read requests from said client units for transferring program and data files directly from the storage I/O device to the network I/O device for transmission to said client units, bypassing said server planar board memory.

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