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Implementing Fail-Silent Nodes for Distributed Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Ezhilchelvan, Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava, Dr Neil Speirs

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Abstract

A fail-silent node is a self-checking node that either functions correctly or stops functioning after an internal failure is detected. Such a node can be constructed from a number of conventional processors. In a software-implemented fail-silent node, the non-faulty processors of the node need to execute message order and comparison protocols to 'keep in step' and check each other respectively. In this paper the design and implementation of efficient protocols for a two processor fail-sile


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Author(s): Brasileiro FV, Ezhilchelvan PD, Shrivastava SK, Speirs NA

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1997

Pages: 28

Print publication date: 01/04/1997

Source Publication Date: April 1997

Report Number: 581

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/581.pdf


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