Date of Award
Master of Science
In this work, a new roll-forward check pointing scheme is proposed using basic checkpoints. The direct-dependency concept used in the communication-induced check pointing scheme has been applied to basic checkpoints to design a simple algorithm to find a consistent global checkpoint. Both blocking (i.e. when the application processes are suspended during the execution of the algorithm) and non-blocking approaches have been presented. The use of the concept of forced checkpoints ensures a small re-execution time after recovery from a failure. The proposed approaches enjoy the main advantages of both the synchronous and the asynchronous approaches, i.e. simple recovery and simple way to create checkpoints. Besides, in the proposed blocking approach direct-dependency concept is implemented without piggybacking any extra information with the application message. A very simple scheme for avoiding the creation of useless checkpoints has also been proposed.
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