A reactive system architecture for building fault-tolerant distributed applications

Chen, Changgui, Jia, Weijia and Zhou, Wanlei 2004, A reactive system architecture for building fault-tolerant distributed applications, Journal of systems and software, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 401-415.

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Title A reactive system architecture for building fault-tolerant distributed applications
Author(s) Chen, Changgui
Jia, Weijia
Zhou, Wanlei
Journal name Journal of systems and software
Volume number 72
Issue number 3
Start page 401
End page 415
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2004-08
ISSN 0164-1212
Keyword(s) fault-tolerant computing
reactive systems
group communication
distributed applications
software development
Summary Most fault-tolerant application programs cannot cope with constant changes in their environments and user requirements because they embed policies and mechanisms together so that if the policies or mechanisms are  changed the whole programs have to be changed as well. This paper presents a reactive system approach to overcoming this limitation. The reactive system concepts are an attractive paradigm for system design, development and maintenance because they separate policies from mechanisms. In the paper we propose a generic reactive system architecture and use group communication primitives to model it. We then implement it as a generic package which can be applied in any distributed applications. The system performance shows that it can be used in a distributed environment effectively.
Language eng
Field of Research 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008669

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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