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A reactive system architecture for building fault-tolerant distributed applications

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posted on 2004-08-01, 00:00 authored by Changgui Chen, W Jia, Wanlei Zhou
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.

History

Journal

Journal of systems and software

Volume

72

Issue

3

Pagination

401 - 415

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0164-1212

eISSN

1873-1228

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Elsevier Inc.