A Distributed Computing Model Based on Multiserver

Hua Ji, Xie Li

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With the development of distributed system, there are many resources coexisted in the network environment. To a special kind of service, there may exist some relationships among many servers, such as equalservice, superservice and subservice. In this paper, we define this phenomenon as Multiserver system. Besides, We discuss the problems in Multiserver system in the view of Open Distributed Processing(ODP), and propose a basic open model about Multiserver system. Based on the open model, we also have implemented a prototype system(OMM) on the top of PVM(parallel virtual machine). With description of the architecture and behavior of the components in OMM, we can make an distributed system more transparent, interoperable and fault-tolerated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalOperating Systems Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1996


  • multiserver
  • open distributed processing
  • service
  • service relation

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