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1. (WO1999008431) QUEUE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POINT-TO-POINT MESSAGE PASSING

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/008431    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/015864
Publication Date: Feb 18, 1999 International Filing Date: Jul 30, 1998
IPC: H04M 3/533
Applicants: BELL COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH, INC.
Inventors: COCHINWALA, Munir
LEE, Kuo-Chu
Title: QUEUE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POINT-TO-POINT MESSAGE PASSING
Abstract:
A queuing system and method to provide efficient and effective message communication between computers, processing devices, or network elements. The queue (202) includes three tables. A message data table (214) includes message data. A message state table (219) identifies several parmaters about a message including a message time-stamp, state, and partition. The partition associates the message with a predetermined one of several message processors (204) used to send and receive messages. Each message processor (204) selects and sends only messages having a corresponding partition. The queue further includes a queued message table (212) that lists all messages destined for a computer or other processing device that cannot receive messages. In this manner, failed messages in the queued table are taken out of processing queue until the off-line computer or other processing device comes back on line.