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The Design and Implementation of Voltan Fault-tolerant Nodes for Distributed Systems

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



A VOLTAN node is composed of a number of conventional processors on which application level processes are replicated to achieve fault tolerance. The processors of a node execute agreement and order protocols to 'keep in step'. The design and the implementation of three processor failure masking and a two processor fail-silent nodes using transputers are described in detail.

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

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1993

Pages: 20

Print publication date: 01/10/1993

Source Publication Date: October 1993

Report Number: 454

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne