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Objects and Actions in Reliable Distributed Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava



This paper describes a method for constructing robust distributed programs. The method is based upon the provision of atomic actions that operate upon objects (instances of abstract data types). We begin by constructing robust non-distributed programs using the atomic action mechanism and then proceed to show how robust distributed programs can be constructed in a similar fashion. Finally we briefly examine other prototype distributed systems and examine their approach to the reliability problem.

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Author(s): Shrivastava SK, Dixon GN, Parrington GD

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1987

Pages: 21

Print publication date: 01/09/1987

Source Publication Date: September 1987

Report Number: 242

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne