Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit

In distributed computing systems -- the software for networks -- a system may have a huge number of components resulting in a high level of complexity.

Author: Kenneth P. Birman

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ISBN: UOM:39015033994396

Category: Electronic data processing

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In distributed computing systems -- the software for networks -- a system may have a huge number of components resulting in a high level of complexity. That and issues such as fault-tolerance, security, system management, and exploitation of concurrency make the development of complex distributed systems a challenge.
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Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit

This volume will be of use to practitioners developing Isis-based applications, to instructors using Isis in classroom settings, and to researchers who want a single reference source for this important approach to distributed computing.

Author: Kenneth P. Birman

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press

ISBN: 0818653426

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit presents technical results documenting various internal aspects of Isis along with less technical results illustrating how systems are used to develop closely coupled and fault-tolerant application environments. The text consists of 20 papers that document Isis and describe its important applications. The first section deals with the underlying ideas of the Isis system. The second section describes design alternatives, the Horus system, integrating security in a group-oriented distributed system, and high availability in a real-time system. The third section examines the protocols used in Isis and Horus. The last section contains user-contributed papers on Isis applications and tools.
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Reliable Distributed Systems

Reliable Distributed Systems

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit. New York: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1994. —— Software for Reliable Networks. Scientific American 274:5 (May 1996): 64–69. Birrell, A. Secure Communication Using Remote Procedure ...

Author: Kenneth Birman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387276014

Category: Computers

Page: 668

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Explains fault tolerance in clear terms, with concrete examples drawn from real-world settings Highly practical focus aimed at building "mission-critical" networked applications that remain secure
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Building Dependable Distributed Systems

Building Dependable Distributed Systems

Technical Report TR901105, Cornell University Computer Science Department, 1990. 7. K. P. Birman and R. V. Renesse. Reliable Distributed Computing with the ISIS Toolkit. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 1994. 8.

Author: Wenbing Zhao

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118912638

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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This book covers the most essential techniques for designing and building dependable distributed systems. Instead of covering a broad range of research works for each dependability strategy, the book focuses only a selected few (usually the most seminal works, the most practical approaches, or the first publication of each approach) are included and explained in depth, usually with a comprehensive set of examples. The goal is to dissect each technique thoroughly so that readers who are not familiar with dependable distributed computing can actually grasp the technique after studying the book. The book contains eight chapters. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts and terminologies of dependable distributed computing, and also provide an overview of the primary means for achieving dependability. The second chapter describes in detail the checkpointing and logging mechanisms, which are the most commonly used means to achieve limited degree of fault tolerance. Such mechanisms also serve as the foundation for more sophisticated dependability solutions. Chapter three covers the works on recovery-oriented computing, which focus on the practical techniques that reduce the fault detection and recovery times for Internet-based applications. Chapter four outlines the replication techniques for data and service fault tolerance. This chapter also pays particular attention to optimistic replication and the CAP theorem. Chapter five explains a few seminal works on group communication systems. Chapter six introduces the distributed consensus problem and covers a number of Paxos family algorithms in depth. Chapter seven introduces the Byzantine generals problem and its latest solutions, including the seminal Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) algorithm and a number of its derivatives. The final chapter covers the latest research results on application-aware Byzantine fault tolerance, which is an important step forward towards practical use of Byzantine fault tolerance techniques.
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Theory and Practice in Distributed Systems

Theory and Practice in Distributed Systems

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit , chapter Virtual Synchrony Model . IEEE Press , 1994. to appear . 8. K. P. Birman , R. Cooper , and B. Gleeson . Programming with Process Groups : Group and Multicast Semantics .

Author: Kenneth P. Birman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540600426

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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This book summarizes the current knowledge on a cascade of gene regulation levels which operate in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells and which has until recently been poorly understood. While transcriptional control of eukaryotic genes has been extensively researched and the understanding of this process has reached very sophisticated levels, post- transcriptional control has received much less attention. As the contributions in this book demonstrate, not only is post-transcriptional control in eukaryotes better understood, it is now thought to be a major player in gene expression control in a number of key processes, i.e. control of cell proliferation, gametogenesis and early development or cellular homeostasis.
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Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems

Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems

In: NSDI 2008: Fifth Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2008 Bartlett, J.F.: A nonstop ... In: Future Directions in Distributed Computing, pp. ... Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit.

Author: Kenneth P Birman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447124160

Category: Computers

Page: 730

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This book describes the key concepts, principles and implementation options for creating high-assurance cloud computing solutions. The guide starts with a broad technical overview and basic introduction to cloud computing, looking at the overall architecture of the cloud, client systems, the modern Internet and cloud computing data centers. It then delves into the core challenges of showing how reliability and fault-tolerance can be abstracted, how the resulting questions can be solved, and how the solutions can be leveraged to create a wide range of practical cloud applications. The author’s style is practical, and the guide should be readily understandable without any special background. Concrete examples are often drawn from real-world settings to illustrate key insights. Appendices show how the most important reliability models can be formalized, describe the API of the Isis2 platform, and offer more than 80 problems at varying levels of difficulty.
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Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming

Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming

Reliable communication in the presence of failures. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 1(5), 47–76. Birman, K. and R. van Renesse (1993). Reliable Distributed Programming with the Isis Toolkit. IEEE Computer Society Press.

Author: Christian Cachin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642152603

Category: Computers

Page: 367

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In modern computing a program is usually distributed among several processes. The fundamental challenge when developing reliable and secure distributed programs is to support the cooperation of processes required to execute a common task, even when some of these processes fail. Failures may range from crashes to adversarial attacks by malicious processes. Cachin, Guerraoui, and Rodrigues present an introductory description of fundamental distributed programming abstractions together with algorithms to implement them in distributed systems, where processes are subject to crashes and malicious attacks. The authors follow an incremental approach by first introducing basic abstractions in simple distributed environments, before moving to more sophisticated abstractions and more challenging environments. Each core chapter is devoted to one topic, covering reliable broadcast, shared memory, consensus, and extensions of consensus. For every topic, many exercises and their solutions enhance the understanding This book represents the second edition of "Introduction to Reliable Distributed Programming". Its scope has been extended to include security against malicious actions by non-cooperating processes. This important domain has become widely known under the name "Byzantine fault-tolerance".
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On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006 CoopIS DOA GADA and ODBASE

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006  CoopIS  DOA  GADA  and ODBASE

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit. IEEE Computer Society Press (1993) 2. Miranda, H., Pinto, A., Rodrigues, L.: Appia, a flexible protocol kernel supporting multiple coordinated channels. In: Proceedings of the 21st ...

Author: Zahir Tari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540482833

Category: Computers

Page: 750

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This two-volume set LNCS 4275/4276 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the four confederated conferences CoopIS 2006, DOA 2006, GADA 2006, and ODBASE 2006 held as OTM 2006 in Montpellier, France in October/November 2006. The 106 revised full and 9 short papers presented together with 4 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 361 submissions. Corresponding with the four OTM 2006 main conferences CoopIS, ODBASE, GADA, and DOA, the papers are organized in topical sections on distributed information systems, workflow modelling, workflow management and discovery, dynamic and adaptable workflows, services metrics and pricing, formal approaches to services, trust and security in cooperative IS, P2P systems, collaborative systems design and development, collaborative systems development, cooperative IS applications, foundations, metadata, design, ontology mappings, information integration, agents, contexts, similarity and matching, resource selection and management, P2P-based systems, grid file transfer, parallel applications, scheduling in grid environments, autonomous and autonomic computing, grid infrastructures for data analysis, access control and security, programming aspects for developing scientific grid components, databases and data grids, distributed applications, evaluation, services, communications, searching techniques, types and notations, adaptivity, middleware, distribution support, and self-organisation.
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Reliable Software Technologies Ada Europe 96

Reliable Software Technologies   Ada Europe 96

The Horus System . In K. Birman and R. van Renesse , editors , Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit , pages 133–147 . IEEE Computer Society Press , 1993 . 35. U. Wilhelm and A. Schiper . A Hierarchy of Totally Ordered ...

Author: Alfred Strohmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354061317X

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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Content Description #Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing

Reliable Distributed Computing with the Isis Toolkit. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, 1994. 65 T. Chandra, V. Hadzilacos, S. Toueg, and B. Charron-Bost. On the impossibility of group membership.

Author: Prasad Jayanti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540481690

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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DISC, the International Symposium on DIStributed Computing, is an annual forum for research presentations on all facets of distributed computing. This volume includes 23 contributed papers and an invited lecture, all presented at DISC ’99, held on September 27-29, 1999 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. In addition to regular submissions, the call for papers for DISC ’99 also - licited Brief Announcements (BAs). We received 60 regular submissions and 15 brief announcement submissions. These were read and evaluated by the p- gramcommittee, with the additional help of external reviewerswhen needed. At the program committee meeting on June 10-11 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA, 23 regular submissions and 4 BAs were selected for presentation at DISC ’99. The extended abstracts of these 23 regular papers appear in this volume, while the four BAs appear as a special publication of Comenius Univ- sity, Bratislava– the hostof DISC ’99.It is expected that the regularpapers will be submitted later, in more polished form, to fully refereed scienti?c journals. Of the 23 regular papers selected for the conference, 12 quali?ed for the Best Student Paper award. The program committee awarded this honor to the paper entitled “Revisiting the Weakest Failure Detector for Uniform Reliable Broadcast” by Marcos Aguilera, Sam Toueg, and Borislav Deianov. Marcos and Borislav, who are both students, share this award.
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