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Learning from the Past for Resolving Dilemmas of Asynchrony

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



This paper presents two design approaches to avoid many complications introduced at both user and developer levels by the FLP impossibility. The first approach is appropriate in managed hosting environments, such as datacenters, and involves offering service guarantees with tunable success probabilities and remedial actions in the unlikely scenarios. The second is appropriate in open environments and advocates building fail-signal abstractions for hosting application-level replication.

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Author(s): Ezhilchelvan P, Shrivastava S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Operating Systems Review

Year: 2010

Volume: 44

Issue: 2

Pages: 58-63

Print publication date: 01/04/2010

Date deposited: 15/11/2010

ISSN (print): 0163-5980

ISSN (electronic): 1943-586X

Publisher: ACM Press


DOI: 10.1145/1773912.1773914

Notes: The full text file of this article is © ACM 2010. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your own personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Operating Systems Review, volume 44, issue 2, April 2010.


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