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

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… CONTINUE READING

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