Accession Number : ADA256787
Title : The Process Group Approach to Reliable Distributed Computing. Revision
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Birman, Kenneth P
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 37
Abstract : The difficulty of developing reliable distributed software is an impediment to applying distributed computing technology in many settings. Experience with the ISIS system suggests that a structured approach based on virtually synchronous process groups yields systems that are substantially easier to develop, exploit sophisticated forms of cooperative computation and achieve high reliability. This paper reviews six years of on ISIS, describing the model, its implementation challenges, and the types of applications to which ISIS has been applied.
Descriptors : *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COMPUTATIONS , *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , MODELS , RELIABILITY , YIELD , SYNCHRONISM , MESSAGE PROCESSING , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , HIGH RELIABILITY , APPROACH
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE