2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1999)
May 31, 1999 to June 4, 1999
Farnam Jahanian , University of Michigan
Jigney Shah , University of Michigan
Scott Johnson , 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
Farnam Jahanian, Jigney Shah, Scott Johnson, "The Inter-group Router Approach to Scalable Group Composition", 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, vol. 00, no. , pp. 0004, 1999, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1999.776500