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Process groups and group communications: classifications and requirements

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3 Author(s)
Liang, L. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., British Columbia Univ., Vancouver, BC, Canada ; Chanson, S.T. ; Neufeld, G.W.

Different distributed applications are examined and their requirements for group communication support are outlined. The concept of a process group is defined. On the basis of internal structures and external behavior, groups are classified into different categories and their properties are discussed. Group communication is an OS-level abstraction that offers convenience and clarity to the programmer.<>

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Computer  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 2 )