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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 22 Issue 4, Dec. 1990

Implementing fault-tolerant services using the state machine approach: a tutorial
Fred B. Schneider
Pages: 299-319
DOI: 10.1145/98163.98167
The state machine approach is a general method for implementing fault-tolerant services in distributed systems. This paper reviews the approach and describes protocols for two different failure models—Byzantine and fail stop. Systems...

Distributed file systems: concepts and examples
Eliezer Levy, Abraham Silberschatz
Pages: 321-374
DOI: 10.1145/98163.98169
The purpose of a distributed file system (DFS) is to allow users of physically distributed computers to share data and storage resources by using a common file system. A typical configuration for a DFS is a collection of workstations and...

Toward a unified framework for version modeling in engineering databases
Randy H. Katz
Pages: 375-409
DOI: 10.1145/98163.98172
Support for unusual applications such as computer-aided design data has been of increasing interest to database system architects. In this survey, we concentrate on one aspect of such support, namely, version modeling. By this,...