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Use of common time base for checkpointing and rollback recovery in a distributed system

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2 Author(s)
Ramanathan, P. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; Shin, K.G.

An approach to checkpointing and rollback recovery in a distributed computing system using a common time base is proposed. A common time base is established in the system using a hardware clock synchronization algorithm. This common time base is coupled with the idea of pseudo-recovery points to develop a checkpointing algorithm that has the following advantages: reduced wait for commitment for establishing recovery lines, fewer messages to be exchanged, and less memory requirement. These advantages are assessed quantitatively by developing a probabilistic model

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 6 )