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Method for Ensuring Concurrency and Consistency in Distributed Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056298D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Galtieri, CA [+details]

Abstract

This article relates to a lock-free method for maintaining consistency within a network of multiple nodes while allowing concurrent, asynchronous activities to share access to the same data. Consistency, in this context, refers to equivalence to performing the same activities in strict sequence rather than concurrently.