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Performance of Service-Discovery Architectures in Response to Node Failures

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Author(s)

Christopher E. Dabrowski, Kevin L. Mills, Andrew L. Rukhin

Abstract

Current trends suggest future software systems will rely on service-discovery protocols to combine and recombine distributed services dynamically in reaction to changing conditions. We investigate the ability of selected designs for service-discovery protocols to support real-time distributed control applications by detecting and recovering from failure of remote services. We model two architectures (two-party and three-party) underlying most commercial service-discovery systems. We use simulation to quantify functional effectiveness achieved by the two architectures as the rate of failure increases for remote services. We further decompose non-functional periods into failure-detection delay and restoration delay. Our quantitative measurements suggest that a two-party architecture yields better robustness than a three-party architecture. We discuss the underlying causes for this outcome.
Proceedings Title
2003 International Conference on Software Engineering and Practice (SERP'03)
Volume
1
Conference Dates
June 23-26, 2003
Conference Location
June 23-26
Conference Title
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Keywords

distributed software systems, failure recovery, service discovery, software architecture

Citation

Dabrowski, C. , Mills, K. and Rukhin, A. (2003), Performance of Service-Discovery Architectures in Response to Node Failures, 2003 International Conference on Software Engineering and Practice (SERP'03), June 23-26, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50787 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created June 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017