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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 4 Issue 3, Aug. 1986

The vulnerability of vote assignments
Daniel Barbara, Hector Garcia-Molina
Pages: 187-213
DOI: 10.1145/6420.6421
In a faulty distributed system, voting is commonly used to achieve mutual exclusion among groups of nodes. Each node is assigned a number of votes, and any group with a majority of votes can perform the critical operations. Vote assignments can...

Measurement and modeling of computer reliability as affected by system activity
R. K. Iyer, D. J. Rossetti, M. C. Hsueh
Pages: 214-237
DOI: 10.1145/6420.6422
This paper demonstrates a practical approach to the study of the failure behavior of computer systems. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of permanent failures. A number of important techniques, which may have general applicability...

File access performance of diskless workstations
Edward D. Lazowska, John Zahorjan, David R. Cheriton, Willy Zwaenepoel
Pages: 238-268
DOI: 10.1145/6420.6423
This paper studies the performance of single-user workstations that access files remotely over a local area network. From the environmental, economic, and administrative points of view, workstations that are diskless or that have limited...