Accession Number:

ADA171159

Title:

The ISIS Project: Quarterly R&D Status and Technical Report

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 4 May-4 Aug 1986

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes accomplishments of the ISIS project during the period May 4, 1986 - Aug 4, 1986. During the second quarter of 1986, the ISIS effort focused on the continued development of a new system for supporting fault-tolerant process groups and software built using such groups. We have now begun to see widespread acceptance of this work among other researchers who have struggled with synchronization issues in fault-tolerant distributed computing. By creating an environment within which fault-tolerant distributed software can be constructed with very little attention to synchronization, our approach makes it possible to solve problems that could take months using conventional programming methods in days. Meanwhile, we have fleshed out our own objectives, which are now to construct a complete support mechanism, imbedded into a distributed operating system, for simplified distributed and fault-tolerant computing.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE