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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 3 Issue 1, Feb. 1985

Secure communication using remote procedure calls
Andrew D. Birrell
Pages: 1-14
DOI: 10.1145/214451.214452
Research on encryption-based secure communication protocols has reached a stage where it is feasible to construct end-to-end secure protocols. The design of such a protocol, built as part of a remote procedure call package, is described. The...

Determining the last process to fail
Dale Skeen
Pages: 15-30
DOI: 10.1145/214451.214453
A total failure occurs whenever all processes cooperatively executing a distributed task fail before the task completes. A frequent prerequisite for recovery from a total failure is identification of the last set (LAST) of...

Performance of the VAX-11/780 translation buffer: simulation and measurement
Douglas W. Clark, Joel S. Emer
Pages: 31-62
DOI: 10.1145/214451.214455
A virtual-address translation buffer (TB) is a hardware cache of recently used virtual-to-physical address mappings. The authors present the results of a set of measurements and simulations of translation buffer performance in the VAX-11/780....

Distributed snapshots: determining global states of distributed systems
K. Mani Chandy, Leslie Lamport
Pages: 63-75
DOI: 10.1145/214451.214456
This paper presents an algorithm by which a process in a distributed system determines a global state of the system during a computation. Many problems in distributed systems can be cast in terms of the problem of detecting global states. For...