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EFTOS: A software framework for more dependable embedded HPC applications. (English) Zbl 0996.68567
Lengauer, Christian (ed.) et al., Euro-par ’97 parallel processing. 3rd international Euro-Par conference, Passau, Germany, August 26-29, 1997. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 1300, 1363-1368 (1997).
Summary: Within the ESPRIT project EFTOS (Embedded Fault-Tolerant Supercomputing), a framework is developed to integrate fault tolerance flexibly and easily into distributed embedded HPC applications. This framework consists of a variety of reusable fault tolerance modules acting at different levels. The cost and performance overhead of generic Operating System and Hardware level fault tolerance mechanisms are avoided, while at the same time the burden of ad hoc fault tolerance programming is removed from the application developers. Integration of this functionality in real embedded applications validates this approach, and provides promising results.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0978.68751].
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68M14 Distributed systems