Dependable Computing - EDCC 5: 5th European Dependable by Pascal Traverse, Isabelle Lacaze, Jean Souyris (auth.),

By Pascal Traverse, Isabelle Lacaze, Jean Souyris (auth.), Mario Dal Cin, Mohamed Kaâniche, András Pataricza (eds.)

It is usually a different honor to chair the eu liable Computing C- ference (EDCC). EDCC has develop into one of many well-established meetings within the ?eld of dependability within the ecu study sector. Budapest used to be chosen because the host of this convention because of its traditions in organizing overseas scienti?c occasions and its conventional position of serving as a gathering aspect among East and West. EDCC-5 was once the ?fth within the sequence of those top of the range scienti?c conf- ences. as well as the general signi?cance of the sort of pan-European occasion, this year’s convention was once a unique one because of historical purposes. The roots of EDCC date again to the instant whilst the Iron Curtain fell. initially, teams of scientists from di?erent ecu international locations in Western and jap Europe – who have been energetic in study and schooling on the topic of dependability created a – joint discussion board with the intention to merge their groups as early as in 1989. This development has persisted as much as this day. This year’s convention was once the ?rst one the place the overpowering majority of the learn teams belong to the kinfolk of eu international locations united within the eu Union. prior to now sixteen years we saw that an identical roots in the entire specialist, cultural and scienti?c senses ended in a continuing integration of those examine groups formerly separated ar- ?cially for a very long time. EDCC has develop into one of many major ecu structures to interchange new - searchideasinthe?eldofdependability.

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That they cannot miss each others’ messages. Faulty processes may be initially dead or may crash at arbitrary times during operation. The algorithm given in Figure 3 is a simple extension of the clock synchronization algorithm of Figure 2; note that it could dispose of the join-protocol (line 5-10 in Figure 2) since we consider simultaneous booting in this section. The first addition is the vector saw max[∀q] that stores, for every process q, the maximum clock tick k received via (init, k) or (echo, k).

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Such solutions are useful even in the context of real-time systems, since we can bound the time until P becomes P. Even if the consensus algorithm is designed to work with P it is possible to give termination times when the FD in fact provides the semantics of P. 6 Discussion It has been taken for granted for many years that fault-tolerant distributed real-time computing problems admit solutions designed in synchronous computational models only. Unfortunately, given the difficulty of ensuring that stipulated bounds on computation times and transmission delays are always met (which is notoriously difficult with many systems, especially those built out of COTS products), the safety/liveness/timeliness properties achieved with such systems may have a poor coverage.

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