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School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China





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Abstract Failure detectors are one of the fundamental components for building a distributed system with high availability. In order to maintain the efficiency and scalability of failure detection in a complicated large-scale distributed system, accrual failure detectors that can adapt to multiple applications have been studied extensively. In this paper, an new accrual failure detector—LA-FD with low system overhead has been proposed specifically for current mobile network equipment on the Internet whose processing power, memory space and power supply are all constrained. It does not rely on the probability distribution of message transmission time, or on the maintenance of a history message window. By simple calculation, LA-FD provides adaptive failure detection service with high accuracy to multiple upper applications. The related experiments and results have also been presented. View Full-Text

Keywords: failure detection; accrual failure detector; adaptive failure detection; accrual failure detector; adaptive





Author: Xiao Ren, Jian Dong * , Hongwei Liu, Yang Li and Xiaozong Yang

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