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A survey and comparison of distributed systems for group communications suitable for network-centric warfare
Author(s): Jason Hester; William Yurcik; Roy H. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

In this work we survey distributed systems that can provide group communications, including both existing commercial systems and proposed research systems. Distributed systems are compared across multiple architectural characteristics such as fault-tolerance, scalability, security, delivery guarantees, and management as well as contrasted against systems utilizing peer-to-peer systems, application-level multicast, and IP layer multicast. Comparing distributed systems which provide group communications is a step toward developing systems appropriate for military network-centric group communications where more research is needed. A secondary result is an attempt to merge group communications terminology between distributed systems, peer-to-peer, application-layer multicast and IP layer multicast.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6249, Defense Transformation and Network-Centric Systems, 62490T (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649007
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Jason Hester, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States)
William Yurcik, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States)
Roy H. Campbell, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6249:
Defense Transformation and Network-Centric Systems
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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