Issue No. 02 - Feb. (2012 vol. 45)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.389
Seth Gilbert , National University of Singapore
Nancy A. Lynch , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The CAP theorem is one example of a more general tradeoff between safety and liveness in unreliable systems. Viewing CAP in this context provides insight into the inherent tradeoffs and the manner in which they can be circumvented in practice.
Distributed computing, CAP theorem, Fault tolerance
S. Gilbert and N. A. Lynch, "Perspectives on the CAP Theorem," in Computer, vol. 45, no. , pp. 30-36, 2011.