Fault-Tolerant Distributed Computing [electronic resource] / edited by Barbara Simons, Alfred Spector.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 448Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1990Description: VIII, 312 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387348124Subject(s): Computer science | Computer Communication Networks | Software engineering | Operating systems (Computers) | Computer software | Computer Science | Operating Systems | Programming Techniques | Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity | Computer Communication Networks | Special Purpose and Application-Based SystemsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.43 LOC classification: QA76.76.O63Online resources: Click here to access online
A theoretician's view of fault tolerant distributed computing -- A comparison of the Byzantine Agreement problem and the Transaction Commit Problem -- The state machine approach: A tutorial -- A simple model for agreement in distributed systems -- Atomic broadcast in a real-time environment -- Randomized agreement protocols -- An overview of clock synchronization -- Implementation issues in clock synchronization -- Argus -- TABS -- Communication support for reliable distributed computing -- Algorithms and system design in the highly available systems project -- Easy impossibility proofs for distributed consensus problems -- An efficient, fault-tolerant protocol for replicated data management -- Arpanet routing -- On the relationship between the atomic commitment and consensus problems -- The August system -- The sequoia system -- Fault tolerance in distributed UNIX -- Faults and their manifestation -- The “Engineering” of fault-tolerant distributed computing systems -- Bibliography for fault-tolerant distributed computing.
The goal of the Asilomar Workshop on Fault-Tolerant Distributed Computing, held March 17-19, 1986, was to facilitate interaction between theoreticians and practitioners by inviting speakers and choosing topics so as to present a broad overview of the field. This volume contains 22 papers stemming from the workshop, most of them revised and rewritten, presenting research results in distributed systems and fault-tolerant architectures and systems. The volume should be of use to students, researchers and developers.