Method, System and Apparatus for Connecting a Plurality of Client Machines to a Plurality of Servers

  Bruno R. Preiss, February 2009. Patent Application[31].

According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for connecting a plurality of client machines to a plurality of servers. Each of the servers has a unique server identifier. The method includes: receiving a request from one of the client machines; receiving a unique client identifier for the one of the client machines; selecting a unique server identifier from the plurality of unique server identifiers, based on a mapping function comprised of: the unique client identifier and a state indicator for each of the servers; and connecting the one of the client machines to one of the servers corresponding to the selected unique server identifier.