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Fault and adversary tolerance as an emergent property of distributed systems' software architectures

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Fault and adversary tolerance as an emergent property of distributed systems' software architectures
Fault and adversary tolerance have become not only desirable but required properties of software systems because mission-critical systems are commonly distributed on large networks of insecure nodes. In this paper, we describe how the tile style, an architectural style designed to distribute computation, can inject fault and adversary tolerance. The result is a notion of tolerance that is entirely abstracted away from the functional properties of the software system. The client may specify what fraction of the network is faulty or malicious (e.g., 25%) and the acceptable system failure rate (e.g., 2-10 ), and the system's architecture adjusts automatically to ensure a failure rate no higher than the one specified. The technique is entirely automated and consists of a "smart redundancy" mechanism that brings the failure rate exponentially close to 0 by slowing down the execution speed linearly.
Yuriy Brun, Nenad Medvidovic
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SIGSOFT
Authors Yuriy Brun, Nenad Medvidovic
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