Infoscience

Conference paper

Increasing Reliability of Communication in Large Scale Distributed Systems

This paper discusses the problem of reliable communication in large scale networks. More precisely, we describe the problem of {\it non-transitive} communication in a large scale distributed system due to link failure which leads to {\it partial} partitions. A definition for {\it partial} partition in contrast to a {\it total} partition is given. The solution to mask these {\it partial} partitions and as a consequence providing {\it transitive} communication, consists in using every possible site in the distributed system to reroute messages. A communication layer using rerouting of messsages can be much more reliable.

Reference

• LSR-CONF-1995-014

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