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Virtual Time and Timeout in Client-Server Networks

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  • Jayadev Misra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6916)

Abstract

This paper proposes that virtual time and virtual time-outs should be available as tools for programming distributed systems. Virtual time is already used for event ordering in distributed systems [4,3,5,1,9], though the numeric value of virtual time is irrelevant in this context (see Section 2). Virtual time-out has not been used in distributed systems. Virtual clock, i.e., virtual time and time-outs, is used in discrete event simulation applications though such applications are usually implemented on single machines using a single virtual clock, rather than on distributed systems.

Keywords

Single Machine Causal Model Discrete Event Simulation Logical Time Concurrent Programming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayadev Misra
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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