05923831 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 10 patents.

A method is disclosed for coordinating membership subject to an asymmetric safety condition from multiple processes in a distributed system. Each is callable by a distributed application for system status or for executing tasks of the application. Initially, each process sends the other processes its view on their status, where the view includes the names of a group of the processes. It then waits for similar views from other processors except those regarded as failed in its own view, up to a predetermined timeout. Each process then generates a resulting view by intersecting its local view with the names of those processes from which it has received views. The local views are updated based on the resulting views and again exchanged until a termination condition occurs.

Title
Method for coordinating membership with asymmetric safety in a distributed system
Application Number
8/924811
Publication Number
5923831
Application Date
September 5, 1997
Publication Date
July 13, 1999
Inventor
Eliezer Upfal
Providence
RI, US
Hovey Raymond Strong Jr
San Jose
CA, US
John Davis Palmer
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Khanh Q Tran
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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