Issue No. 10 - October (2000 vol. 11)
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<p><b>Abstract</b>—Phase clocks are synchronization tools that implement a form of logical time in distributed systems. For systems tolerating transient faults by self-repair of damaged data, phase clocks can enable reasoning about the progress of distributed repair procedures. This paper presents a phase clock algorithm suited to the model of transient memory faults in asynchronous systems with read/write registers. The algorithm is self-stabilizing and guarantees accuracy of phase clocks within <tmath>$O(k)$</tmath> time following an initial state that is <it>k</it>-faulty. Composition theorems show how the algorithm can be used for the timing of distributed procedures that repair system outputs.</p>
Distributed algorithms, fault tolerance, fault containment, synchronizers, self stabilization, time adaptive.
T. Herman, "Phase Clocks for Transient Fault Repair," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 11, no. , pp. 1048-1057, 2000.