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A description is given of the multicomputer architecture for fault tolerance (MAFT), a distributed system designed to provide extremely reliable computation in real-time control systems. MAFT is based on the physical and functional partitioning of executive functions from applications functions. The implementation of the executive functions in a special-purpose hardware processor allows the fau
MAFT architecture; distributed fault tolerance; multicomputer architecture for fault tolerance; real-time control systems; functional partitioning; special-purpose hardware processor; application programs; Byzantine agreement; approximate agreement algorithms; computer architecture; distributed processing; fault tolerant computing.

A. Finn, C. Walter, P. Thambidurai and R. Keichafer, "The MAFT Architecture for Distributed Fault Tolerance," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. , pp. 398-405, 1988.
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