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Fault-Tolerant Scheduling With Dynamic Number of Replicas in Heterogeneous Systems

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In this paper, the authors show that it does not always lead to a higher reliability with more replicas. Besides, the more replicas implies more resource consumption and higher economic cost. To address this problem, with the target to satisfy the user's reliability requirement with minimum resources, this paper proposes a new fault tolerant scheduling algorithm: MaxRe. In the algorithm, they incorporate the reliability analysis into the active replication schema, and exploit a dynamic number of replicas for different tasks. Both the theoretical analysis and experiments prove that the MaxRe algorithm's schedule can certainly satisfy user's reliability requirements.

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