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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.5 P.550-557


Circle quorum system-based non-stop network service model

Author(s):  SONG Ping, SUN Jian-ling, HE Zhi-jun

Affiliation(s):  Department of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   songping_zju@hotmail.com

Key Words:  Non-stop network, Quorum system, Distributed computation, Fault-tolerance

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Rapid developments in network systems of business service have resulted in more reliance on distributed computing, typified by "subscriber/push" architectures. Unfortunately, frequent and unexpectable network failures were routine, and downtime was not in hours, but in days. High availability has become the most important factor decreasing business risk and improving Quality of Service. Cluster technology has solved the non-stop problem on Local Area Network. However, most technologies including cluster today fail to ensure the non-stop Internet service based on Routers. With good performance on high availability and fault tolerance, quorum systems are very suitable for application to distributed business service networks. In this work, we modeled and developed a non-stop Internet service system based on a new quorum system, circle quorum system, for Boston Mutual Fund Broker, US. With five protocols, it provided highly available data services for clients on Internet.

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