Computer network system and its use for information unit transmission
Real-time distributed data-base management system
Name usage support through distributed processing networks linked by bridges and/or gateways
Variable bandwidth switching system
Terminal procedure for utilizing host processor log on and log off prompts
System for effectively paralleling computer terminal devices
Impact calculation for version management in a distributed information service
Method of propagating resource information in a computer network
Computer device for aiding in the development of software system
Input/output network for computer system
ApplicationNo. 431277 filed on 04/28/1995
US Classes:719/328APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE (API)
ExaminersPrimary: Voeltz, Emanuel T.
Assistant: Chavis, John Q.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 013/14
AbstractA method is provided for executing an application on a compute server of a computer network or other computer system that includes the compute server and at least one client system. The client system makes a remote procedure call to the compute server, and the remote procedure call is transported by the computer network or computer system from the client system to the compute server. Execution of the client program that made the remote procedure call is suspended until the compute reserver returns the results of executing the remote procedure call. After the compute server begins processing the remote procedure call it may determine that additional information is needed from the client system to process the remote procedure call. In that case, the compute server initiates a remote procedure callback to the client system to request the required additional information, and that remote procedure callback is transported back to the client system by the computer network. The client system receives and processes the remote procedure callback and returns the requested additional information to the compute server. The compute server can make more than one remote procedure callback to the client system. When the compute server finishes processing the client system's remote procedure call, the results generated by the compute server are sent back to the client system.