Reliable communication in the presence of failures

@article{Birman1987ReliableCI,
  title={Reliable communication in the presence of failures},
  author={Kenneth P. Birman and Thomas A. Joseph},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
  year={1987},
  volume={5},
  pages={47-76}
}
The design and correctness of a communication facility for a distributed computer system are reported on. The facility provides support for fault-tolerant process groups in the form of a family of reliable multicast protocols that can be used in both local- and wide-area networks. These protocols attain high levels of concurrency, while respecting application-specific delivery ordering constraints, and have varying cost and performance that depend on the degree of ordering desired. In… 

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