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A communication-induced checkpointing algorithm using virtual checkpoint on distributed systems

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2 Author(s)
Kim Do-Hyung ; Electron. & Telecommun. Res. Inst., South Korea ; Park Chang-Soon

Checkpointing is a fault-tolerant technique for restoring faults and restarting jobs quickly. The algorithms for checkpointing on distributed systems have been under study for years. These algorithms can be classified into three types: coordinated, uncoordinated and communication-induced algorithms. In this paper we propose a new communication-induced checkpointing algorithm that has a minimum checkpointing count equivalent to the periodic checkpointing algorithm, and relatively short rollback distance at fault situations. The proposed algorithm is compared with the previously proposed communication-induced checkpointing algorithms with simulation results. In the simulation, the proposed algorithm produces better performance than other algorithms in terms of task completion time in both fault-free and fault situations

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2000. Proceedings. Seventh International Conference on

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