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Process Groups and Group Communications: Classifications and Requirements
February 1990 (vol. 23 no. 2)
pp. 56-66

Different distributed applications are examined and their requirements for group communication support are outlined. The concept of a process group is defined. On the basis of internal structures and external behavior, groups are classified into different categories and their properties are discussed. Group communication is an OS-level abstraction that offers convenience and clarity to the programmer.

Citation:
Luping Liang, Samuel T. Chanson, Gerald W. Neufeld, "Process Groups and Group Communications: Classifications and Requirements," Computer, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 56-66, Feb. 1990, doi:10.1109/2.44904
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