Group-Based Gossip Multicast Protocol for Efficient and Fault Tolerant Message Dissemination in Clouds

  • JongBeom Lim
  • JongHyuk Lee
  • SungHo Chin
  • HeonChang Yu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6646)


Cloud computing is an Internet-based computing paradigm that provides services in a virtualized form composed of plenty of sharable resources. In cloud computing environments, gossip protocols are engaged as a method to rapidly disseminate the state information for innumerable resources. Although the gossip protocols provide a robust and scalable multicast, there is a drawback that requires redundant messages in satisfying 100% of reliability. In our study, we propose a Group-based Gossip Multicast Protocol to reduce the message overhead while delivering the state information efficiently and fault tolerantly. Furthermore, we verified the performance of the proposed protocol through experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • JongBeom Lim
    • 1
  • JongHyuk Lee
    • 1
  • SungHo Chin
    • 1
  • HeonChang Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science EducationKorea UniversityKorea

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