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Design and analysis of a hardware-assisted checkpointing and recovery scheme for distributed applications

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3 Author(s)
Ramamurthy, B. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA ; Upadhyaya, S. ; Bhargava, B.

A checkpointing and recovery scheme which exploits the low latency and high coverage characteristics of a hardware error detection scheme is presented. Message dependency which is the main source of multi-step rollback in distributed systems is minimized by using a new message validation technique derived from hardware-assisted error detection. The main contribution of this paper is the development of an analytical model to establish the completeness and correctness of the new scheme. A novel concept of global state matrix is defined to keep track of the global state in a distributed system and assist in recovery. An illustration is given to show the distinction between conventional and the new recovery schemes

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Reliable Distributed Systems, 1998. Proceedings. Seventeenth IEEE Symposium on

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20-23 Oct 1998