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Pub. No.:    WO/2010/026362    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2009/002067
Publication Date: 11.03.2010 International Filing Date: 24.08.2009
G06F 9/50 (2006.01), H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY [GB/GB]; 81 Newgate Street London EC1A 7AJ (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
MAZZUCCO, Michele [IT/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
McKEE, Paul, Francis [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
FISHER, Michael, Andreja [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: MAZZUCCO, Michele; (GB).
McKEE, Paul, Francis; (GB).
FISHER, Michael, Andreja; (GB)
Agent: LAU, Chi-Fai; Group Legal Intellectual Property Department PP:C5A 81 Newgate Street London EC1A 7AJ (GB)
Priority Data:
08252968.6 08.09.2008 EP
0816476.6 09.09.2008 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A distributed data processing system is disclosed. A problem with distributed data processing systems, especially data centres, is the low level of utilisation of those data centres. This is, in part, owing to data centre providers being concerned not to attract financial penalties levied by their customers in response to the quality of service provided to those customers by the data centre falling below service level agreed in service level agreements. Embodiments are disclosed which tackle this problem by having the data centre control the load placed upon it by carrying out an assessment of the likely impact of performing a requested bundle of jobs on jobs which are already running in the data centre. The decision whether to provide the requested bundle of jobs is then made by weighing-up the expected increase in penalties payable to customers against the revenue expected in return for running the requested bundle of jobs.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)