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Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, IEEE (2004)
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Mar. 3, 2004 to Mar. 5, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2076-6
pp: 76-83
Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya , Osaka University
Tohru Kikuno , Osaka University
Gossip-based multicast schemes have attracted increasing interest, because they are easy to deploy and resilient to failures. However, traditional gossip-based protocols rely on each process having knowledge of the global membership, thus limiting their scalability. To overcome this problem several protocols have been developed that can operate with processes having only a partial view of the global membership. In this paper, we discuss the effects of partial views on the reliability of gossip-based multicast protocols. Specifically, we identify three desirable properties for views and show constructions of views satisfying these properties. Numerical results obtained show that reliability can be considerably affected by views adopted, especially in the presence of faulty processes.

T. Tsuchiya and T. Kikuno, "On the Effects of Partial Membership Knowledge on Reliability of Gossip-Based Multicast," Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, IEEE(PRDC), Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2004, pp. 76-83.
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