Group Communication in the Amoeba Distributed Operating System

M.F. Kaashoek, A.S. Tanenbaum

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Abstract

Primitives for broadcast communication that have been integrated with the Amoeba distributed operating system are introduced. The semantics of the broadcast primitives are simple and easy to understand, but are still powerful. The proposed primitives, for example, guarantee global ordering of broadcast messages. The proposed primitives are also efficient: a reliable broadcast can be done in just slightly more than two messages, so the performance is comparable to a remote procedure call. In addition, the primitives are flexible; user applications can, for example, trade performance against fault-tolerance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 1991)
PublisherIEEE
Pages222-230
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0818621443
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1991
Event11th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 1991) - Arlington, United States
Duration: 20 May 199124 May 1991

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 1991)
CountryUnited States
CityArlington
Period20/05/9124/05/91

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