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Apparatus and method of cluster computing are described. The present invention provides a useful compromise between the manageability, power, and ease of use of centralized systems and the reliability, fault-tolerance, upgradability, and scalability of distributed systems. Moreover, the present invention provides fault-tolerance and security while adhering to real-time to respond constraints or bounds. The invention is described in preferred embodiment examples in the context of two clustered applications: a telecommunication switch-controller and a Web servers, although many practical applications will benefit from the present invention.

Title
Reliable time delay-constrained cluster computing
Application Number
9/73381
Publication Number
6393581 (B1)
Application Date
May 6, 1998
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Werner Vogels
Ithaca
NY, US
Srinivasan Keshav
Ithaca
NY, US
Kenneth P Birman
Ithaca
NY, US
Roy Friedman
Haifa
US
Agent
Perkins Smith & Cohen
US
Agent
Jerry Cohen
US
Jacob N Erlich
US
Assignee
Cornell Research Foundation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 11/16
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