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Principal features of the VOLTAN family of reliable node architectures for distributed systems

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5 Author(s)
Shrivastava, S.K. ; Comput. Lab., Newcastle upon Tyne Univ., UK ; Ezhilchelvan, P.D. ; Speirs, N.A. ; Tao, S.
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A VOLTAN node is composed of a number of conventional processors on which application-level processes are replicated to achieve fault-tolerance. The architecture of a family of such nodes with differing functionalities is presented. These include failure-masking, fail-signal, and fail-silent nodes. The software architectures of a three-processor failure-masking and a two-processor fail-silent node are discussed in detail. The suitability of VOLTAN nodes as building blocks of reliable distributed systems is also discussed

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 5 )