Real-Time Fault-Tolerant Communication in Distributed Computing Systems
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Distributed systems with point-to-point interconnection networks are natural candidates for real-time fault-tolerant communication because parallel processing and communication as well as fault-tolerance can be achieved using multiple processors and interconnection paths between every pair of nodes. However, due to the contention among randomly-arriving messages at each node/link and multi-hops between the source and destination that a message must travel, it is difficult to guarantee the timely delivery of the messages. The goal of this chapter is to remove this difficulty and simultaneously realize the potential of distributed systems for high performance and high reliability.
KeywordsSource Node Destination Node Faulty Node Basic Circuit Primary Channel
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