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Although building systems from components has attractions, this approach also has problems. Can we be sure that a certain configuration of components is correct? Can it perform as well as a monolithic system? Our paper answers these questions for the Ensemble communication architecture by showing how, with help of the Nuprl formal system, configurations may(More)
– The Horus and Ensemble efforts culminated a multi-year Cornell research program in process group communication used for fault-tolerance, security and adaptation. Our intent was to understand the degree to which a single system could offer flexibility and yet maintain high performance, to explore the integration of fault-tolerance with security and(More)
For twenty years the Nuprl (" new pearl ") system has been used to develop software systems and formal theories of computational mathematics. It has also been used to explore and implement computational type theory (CTT) – a formal theory of computation closely related to Martin-Löf's intuitionistic type theory (ITT) and to the calculus of inductive(More)
JProver is a first-order intuitionistic theorem prover that creates sequent-style proof objects and can serve as a proof engine in interactive proof assistants with expressive constructive logics. This paper gives a brief overview of JProver's proof technique, the generation of proof objects, and its integration into the Nuprl proof development system.
For an efficient proof search in non-classical logics, particular in intuitionistic and modal logics, two similar approaches have been established: Wallen's matrix characterization and Ohlbach's resolution calculus. Beside the usual term-unification both methods require a specialized string-unification to unify the so-called prefixes of atomic formulae (in(More)
The Nuprl system is a framework for reasoning about mathematics and programming. Over the years its design has been substantially improved to meet the demands of large-scale applications. Nuprl LPE, the newest release, features an open, distributed architecture centered around a flexible knowledge base and supports the cooperation of independent formal(More)