Issue No. 06 - June (1985 vol. 11)
K.P. Birman , Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
This paper describes a technique for implementing k-resilient objects?distributed objects that remain available, and whose operations are guaranteed to progress to completion, despite up to k site failures. The implementation is derived from the object specification automatically, and does not require any information beyond what would be required for a nonresilient nondistributed implementation. It is therefore unnecessary for an applications programmer to have knowledge of the complex protocols nonnally employed to implement fault-tolerant objects. Our technique is used in ISIS, a system being developed at Cornell to support resilient objects.
reliability, Abstract data types, availability, checkpoint/restart, concurrency, consistency, distributed databases, distributed systems, fault-tolerance, recovery
K. Birman, A. El Abbadi, T. Raeuchle and T. Joseph, "Implementing Fault-Tolerant Distributed Objects," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 502-508, 1985.