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Distributed systems with different degrees of multicasting

Lookup NU author(s): Michael Hamilton, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani


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The effects of multicast operations on the performance of distributed systems are evaluated by means of approximate expressions for load and delay characteristics. Different strategies for delivering items of information to large numbers of destinations, when individual transmissions may be faulty, are examined and compared. Experiments show that it is sometimes better to use large multicast groups, while in other cases it is more efficient to pass the item sequentially from node to node. The quality of the approximations is evaluated by simulations.

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Author(s): Hamilton MD, McKee P, Mitrani I

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP2002)

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 68-74

Publisher: ACM Press

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ISBN: 1581135637