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rel/REL: A Family of Reliable Multicast Protocols for Distributed Real-time Systems

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



A reliable multicast service that ensures atomic delivery, such that a multicast is completed successfully despite intervening failures (for example, the crash of the sender during a multicast) is highly desirable for building dependable distributed systems. This paper presents a family of multicast protocols which are easy to understand and implement and are capable of providing such a service with differing message ordering requirements. These protocols provide good performance despite intervening node crashes, thus making them suitable for systems requiring timely responses in the presence of component failures.

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Author(s): Ezhilchelvan PD, Shrivastava SK

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1993

Pages: 18

Print publication date: 01/12/1993

Source Publication Date: December 1993

Report Number: 461

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne