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A Deterministic Model of Time for DistributedSystems

Carroll, Jeremy; Borshchev, Andrei

HPL-96-112

Keyword(s): time; logical time; real time; distributed systems; causality; Isis; middleware; delayed delivery

Abstract: This paper proposes a linear, deterministic, logical tie model for distributed systems. We give an account of causality within distributed systems which undergirds the time model. We discuss some advantages for the application programmer in using our time model.

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