Issue No. 02 - February (1990 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.44904
<p>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.</p>
S. T. Chanson, G. W. Neufeld and L. Liang, "Process Groups and Group Communications: Classifications and Requirements," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 56-66, 1990.