1;3409;0c Using Time Instead of Timeout for Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems

Using Time Instead of Timeout for Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, vol. 6, no. 2, 1984
Pages: 254-280DOI: 10.1145/2993.2994

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SRI International A general method is described for implementing a distributed system with any desired degree of fault-tolerance. Instead of relying upon explicit timeouts, processes execute a simple clock-driven algorithm. Reliable clock synchronization and a solution to the Byzantine Generals Problem are assumed.