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Measuring the cost of scalability and reliability for Internet-based, server-centered applications

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul EzhilchelvanORCiD, Mohammad Khayyambashi, Professor Graham MorganORCiD, Douglas Palmer



With large numbers of geographically dispersed clients, a centralized approach to Internet-based application development is not scalable and also not dependable. This paper presents a decentralized approach to dependable Internet based application development, consisting of a logical structuring of collaborating sub-systems of geographically apart replicated servers. Two implementations of an Internet auction, one using a centralized approach and the other using our decentralized approach, are described. To evaluate the scalability of the two approaches, a number of experiments are performed on these implementations and the results presented here.

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Author(s): Ezhilchelvan P, Khayyambashi M-R, Morgan G, Palmer D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems (WORDS)

Year of Conference: 2001

Pages: 59-66

Date deposited: 06/12/2011

ISSN: 076951068X

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/WORDS.2001.945114