Tuesday, March 7, will be devoted to the study of some issues of distributed systems. This week's hand-outs include five papers for you to read for the class.
K. P. Birman and T. A. Joseph, "Reliable Communication in the Presence of Failures," ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 5(1):47-76, February 1987.
D. R. Cheriton and D. Skeen, "Understanding the Limitations of Casually and Totally Ordered Communication,"
M. Stonebraker, "Concurrency Control and Consistency of Multiple Copies of Data in Distributed INGRES," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 5(3):188-194, May 1979.
L. Kawell Jr., S. Beckhardt, T. Halvorsen, R. Ozzie, I. Greif, "Replicated Document Management in a GRoup Communication System," Presented at the Second Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Portland OR, September 1988.
B. Liskov, M. Day, and L. Shrira, "Distributed Object Management in Thor," MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, Cambridge MA.
Due next week is a one-page paper, focusing on Cheriton's and Birman's papers.
What are they fighting about? If you curious about what Birman thinks of Cheriton's paper, also read