This paper presents a processor group membership protocol designed to run on top of a local area network. The protocol maintains information about a selected group of stations that explicitly join the protocol by keeping a replica of a global membership table at every member. Additionally, the protocol guarantees that a given station always occupies the same entry in the table. As a result, table indexes do uniquely and universally identify a station and can thus be used as short identifiers. The interest of a processor group membership is twofold: it is a powerful auxiliary for process group membership management and it provides support for efficient message addressing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems|
|Publisher||Publ by IEEEPiscataway, NJ, United States|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|