Service Time Optimal Self-Stabilizing Token Circulation Protocol on Anonymous Unidrectional Rings
Source: University of Paris
Robustness is one of the most important requirements of modern distributed systems. Various types of faults are likely to occur at various parts of the system. These systems go through the transient faults because they are exposed to constant change of their environment. The concept of self-stabilization is the most general technique to design a system to tolerate arbitrary transient faults. A self-stabilizing system, regardless of the initial states of the processors and initial messages in the links, is guaranteed to converge to the intended behavior in finite time.