Proceedings 21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (2001)
Apr. 16, 2001 to Apr. 19, 2001
Alan Fekete , University of Sydney
Idit Keidar , MIT Lab for Computer Science
Abstract: We present a framework for building highly available services. The framework uses group communication to coordinate a collection of servers. Our framework is configurable, in that one can adjust parameters such as the number of servers and the extent to which they are synchronized. We analyze the scenarios that can lead to the service availability being temporarily compromised, and we discuss the tradeoffs that govern the choice of parameters.
A. Fekete and I. Keidar, "A Framework for Highly Available Services Based on Group Communication," Proceedings 21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops(ICDCSW), Mesa, Arizona, 2001, pp. 0057.