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Reliable Message Diffusion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062793D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cristian, F Finkelstein, S Skeen, D [+details]

Abstract

A method for reliably sending a message to each processor in a network despite processor and communication failures is proposed. Each processor should receive and process the message exactly once in spite of omission and performance fault of processors and links, and even if such failures disconnect some processors from the message initiator.