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TS-PVM: A Fault Tolerant PVM Extension for Real Time Applications

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In this paper, a fault tolerant extension of the de facto message passing system parallel virtual machine, TS- parallel virtual machine, is introduced. This extension enables real time applications over parallel virtual machine. In PVM and similar message passing systems, if the message receiver is not available, due to network failure or machine crash, a failure is reported and data must be resent. If the transferred data is persistent, i.e. should not be lost, then it is important to provide the system with failure recovery mechanisms.

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