May 31, 1999 to June 4, 1999
Scott Johnson , University of Michigan
Farnam Jahanian , University of Michigan
Jigney Shah , University of Michigan
This paper examines the problem of building scalable, fault-tolerant distributed systems from collections of communicating process groups, while maintaining well-defined end-to-end delivery semantics. We propose a new architecture which supports modular group composition by providing a distinction between intra-group and inter-group communication. With this architecture, multiple group communication protocols and end-to-end delivery semantics can be used in a single system. These features reduce the complexity of ordering messages in a group composition, resulting in enhanced scalability. Finally, we present simulation results comparing the performance of a group composition using our architecture to that of a single process group.
Group communication, fault-tolerant communication, scalable multicast, distributed systems, ordering semantics
Scott Johnson, Farnam Jahanian, Jigney Shah, "The Inter-group Router Approach to Scalable Group Composition", ICDCS, 1999, 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 1999, pp. 0004, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1999.776500