Requirements for High Performance Group Support in Distributed Systems.

Werner Vogels, Paulo Veríssimo and Luís Rodrigues

From the Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGOPS European workshop September 1992, Saint-Michel, France.


Although the use of groups and group communication is becoming more and more accepted as an important tool for implementing distributed applications and algorithms, there is still much controversy about the way the group paradigm should actually be implemented. In this paper the authors identify some of the areas in which these controversies still exist and express their views on the matters causing the disagreements.

Also available extended report (gzip postscript), (pdf) .

Luís Rodrigues