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The University Student Registration System: A Case Study in Building a High-Availability Distributed Application Using General P

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The University Student Registration System: A Case Study in Building a High-Availability Distributed Application Using General P
Prior to 1994, student registration at Newcastle University involved students being registered in a single place, where they would present a form which had previously been filled in by the student and their department. After registration this information was then transferred to a computerised format. The University decided that the entire registration process was to be computerised for the Autumn of 1994, with the admission and registration being carried out at the departments of the students. Such a system has a very high availability requirement: admissions tutors and secretaries must be able to access and create student records (particularly at the start of a new academic year when new students arrive). The Arjuna distributed system has been under development in the Department of Computing Science for many years. Arjuna’s design aims are to provide tools to assist in the construction of fault-tolerant, highly available distributed applications using atomic actions (atomic transac...
Mark C. Little, Stuart M. Wheater, David B. Ingham
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where AC
Authors Mark C. Little, Stuart M. Wheater, David B. Ingham, C. Richard Snow, Harry Whitfield, Santosh K. Shrivastava
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