Method and apparatus for computing within a wide area network

  • US 9,338,217 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2005
  • Issued: 05/10/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/1996
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system, comprising:

  • at least one network accessible computer of a plurality of network accessible computers, configured to implement a network accessible stored personal state, wherein the network accessible stored personal state is remotely stored at a remote server such that the network accessible stored personal state is accessible via internet, which permits the at least one network accessible computer to operate as a host computer for a client computer over the internet, the network accessible stored personal state including a network accessible stored prior state of a workspace of a previously used network accessible computer; and

    a cluster administration computer, communicatively coupled to the at least one network accessible computer, configured to;

    determine the workspace for the at least one network accessible computer from the network accessible stored personal state,load the workspace into the at least one network accessible computer, wherein the workspace includes one or more windows that were open at a time the previously used network accessible computer was previously used, andfacilitate communications of the at least one network accessible computer over the network.

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