Patent Number: 7,788,379

Title: Network system and information processing method

Abstract: A network system is composed of a plurality of information processing apparatuses connected to a ring network, and a program, which is to be executed by sharing the resources of the information processing apparatuses, is divided into predetermined units and stored in a plurality of information processing apparatuses, where an information processing apparatus determines whether all pieces of the divided program have been stored in the memory; when there is a program which has not been stored, transmits to another information processing apparatus a transmission request for the program; determines whether a program received by a communication section is the program transmitted from another information processing apparatus in response to the transmission request; stores the received program in the memory when it is transmitted in response to the transmission request; and executes the program stored in the memory when all pieces of the divided program have been stored.

Inventors: Nakayama; Koichiro (Fukuoka, JP), Okamura; Kanna (Fukuoka, JP), Tamura; Hiroki (Fukuoka, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018