Title

Fault Tolerant Cluster Computing through Replication

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-1997

Abstract

Long-lived parallel applications running on work station clusters are vulnerable to single-node or multiple-node failures. Fault recovery is therefore required to prevent immature program termination. However, much of the runtime overhead imposed by fault tolerance schemes is generally due to the cost of transferring the checkpoint states of applications by disk I/O operations. In this paper, we propose a fault tolerant model in which checkpoint states are transferred between replicated parallel applications. We also describe how the resource consumption of the replicated applications can be minimized. The fault tolerant model has been implemented and tested on a workstation cluster and a Fujitsu AP3000 multi-processor machine. The measurements of our experiments have showed that efficient fault tolerance can be achieved by replicating parallel applications on clusters of computers.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

ICPADS '97: Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems

First Page

756

Last Page

763

ISBN

9780818682278

Identifier

10.1109/ICPADS.1997.652627

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Korea

Additional URL

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=706981

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