Fault-tolerance in sixth generation operating systems

  • Kenneth P. Birman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 563)


Sixth generation operating systems are likely to be structured as immense object-oriented systems, offering integrated access to tens of thousands of nodes. The need to support highly automated self-management and to provide a high degree of fault-tolerance argues that virtually synchronous object groups could play a key role in such systems.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth P. Birman
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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