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    • Replication and Fault-Tolerance in the ISIS System 

      Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1985-03)
      The ISIS system transforms abstract type specifications into fault-tolerant distributed implementations while insulating users from the mechanisms used to achieve fault-tolerance. This paper discusses techniques for ...
    • A Response to Cheriton and Skeen's Criticism of Causal and Totally Ordered Communication 

      Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1993-10)
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    • The Role of Order in Distributed Programs 

      Marzullo, Keith; Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1989-05)
      We discuss the role of order in building distributed systems. It is our belief that a "principle of event ordering" underlies the wide range of operating systems mechanisms that have been put forward for building robust ...
    • Scalability of Two Reliable Multicast Protocols 

      Ozkasap, Oznur; Xiao, Zhen; Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1999-05)
      Growing demand for multicast commun-ication in large network settings has focused attention on the scalability of reliable multicast protocols. Our paper uses both simulation tools and experiments to compare two scalable ...
    • A Security Architecture for Fault-Tolerant Systems 

      Reiter, Michael K.; Birman, Kenneth P.; Van Renesse, Robbert (Cornell University, 1993-06)
      Process groups are a common abstraction for fault-tolerant computing in distributed systems. We present a security architecture that extends the process group into a security abstraction. Integral parts of this architecture ...
    • A Study of Group Rekeying 

      Rodeh, Ohad; Birman, Kenneth P.; Dolev, Danny (Cornell University, 2000-03-20)
      In this paper we study the key management problem, in the context of Group Communication Systems (GCS). GCSs are mid-sized systems scaling up to 100 members. We present a side-by-side comparison of three ways of managing ...
    • Tools for Distributed Application Management 

      Birman, Kenneth P.; Cooper, Robert; Marzullo, Keith; Wood, Mark D. (Cornell University, 1990-07)
      Distributed application management consists of monitoring and controlling an application as it executes in a distributed environment. It encompasses such activities as configuration, initialization, performance monitoring, ...
    • Understanding Partitions and the "No Partition" Assumption 

      Ricciardi, Aleta M.; Schiper, Andre; Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1993-06)
      The paper discusses partitions in asynchronous message-passing systems. In such systems slow processes and slow links can lead to virtual partitions that are indistinguishable from real ones. This raises the following ...
    • Uniform Actions in Asynchronous Distributed Systems 

      Malki, Dalia; Birman, Kenneth P.; Ricciardi, Aleta M.; Schiper, Andre (Cornell University, 1994-09)
      We develop necessary conditions for the development of asynchronous distributed software that will perform {\em uniform} actions (events that if performed by any process, must be performed at all processes). The paper ...
    • Using $\cal SEEK$ for Multi-Channel Pattern Recognition 

      Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1982-10)
      Our work on computerized analysis of the 2-channel, 24-hr electrocardiogram has resulted in the development of multi-channel signal processing systems that learn by observation. In this paper a new tool for implementing ...
    • Using the ISIS Resource Manager for Distributed, Fault-Tolerant Computing 

      Clark, Timothy; Birman, Kenneth P. (Cornell University, 1992-06)
      Under the current versions of the UNIXtm operating system, it is difficult to take advantage of the massive computing power of idle or lightly-loaded workstations on a network. This paper introduces the ISIS Resource ...