SWIM: Scalable Weakly-consistent Infection-style Process Group Membership Protocol

@inproceedings{Das2002SWIMSW,
  title={SWIM: Scalable Weakly-consistent Infection-style Process Group Membership Protocol},
  author={Abhinandan Das and Indranil Gupta and Ashish Motivala},
  booktitle={DSN},
  year={2002}
}
Several distributed peer-to-peer applications require weakly-consistent knowledgeof processgroupmember ship information at all participating processes. SWIM is a genericsoftware modulethat offers this servicefor largescaleprocessgroups.TheSWIMeffort is motivatedby the unscalabilityof traditional heart-beatingprotocols,which either imposenetworkloads that grow quadratically with groupsize, or compromiseresponsetimesor falsepositive frequencyw.r.t. detectingprocesscrashes.This paper… CONTINUE READING
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