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Robust Failure Detection Architecture for Large Scale Distributed Systems

Abstract : Failure detection is a fundamental building block for ensuring fault tolerance in large scale distributed systems. There are lots of approaches and implementations in failure detectors. Providing flexible failure detection in off-the-shelf distributed systems is difficult. In this paper we present an innovative solution to this problem. Our approach is based on adaptive, decentralized failure detectors, capable of working asynchronous and independent on the application flow. The proposed solution considers an architecture for the failure detectors, based on clustering, the use of a gossip-based algorithm for detection at local level and the use of a hierarchical structure among clusters of detectors along which traffic is channeled. The solution can scale to a large number of nodes, considers the QoS requirements of both applications and resources, and includes fault tolerance and system orchestration mechanisms, added in order to asses the reliability and availability of distributed systems.
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Ciprian Mihai Dobre, Florin Pop, Alexandru Costan, Mugurel Ionut Andreica, Valentin Cristea. Robust Failure Detection Architecture for Large Scale Distributed Systems. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS) (ISSN: 2066-4451), May 2009, Bucharest, Romania. pp.433-440. ⟨hal-00765602⟩

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