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Managing fault tolerance transparently using CORBA services


Meier, R and Nixon, Paddy, Managing fault tolerance transparently using CORBA services, Euro-Par'99 Parallel Processing, 31August - 3 September, 1999, Toulouse, France, pp. 519-522. ISBN 3-540-66443-2 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 1999 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

DOI: doi:10.1007/3-540-48311-X_72


Fault tolerance problems arise in large-scale distributed systems because application components may eventually fail due to hardware problems, operator mistakes or design faults. Fault tolerance mechanisms must be employed to reduce the susceptibility of a given system to failure. In this paper, we describe the design of an architecture to overcome potential application component failures, using CORBA, a distributed object middleware specified by the OMG. Of primary importance to this architecture is OMG’s CORBA Object Trading Service as the mechanism to advertise and manage service offers for fault tolerant application components. This mechanism enables clients transparently to detect a failed connection to a service object, to discover a similar backup service object and to re-connect to it. This improves overall system stability and enables scalability.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Concurrent/parallel systems and technologies
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69398
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-10-22

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