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Introduction to the special section on dependable network computing

Avresky, D. R. and Bruck, Jehoshua and Culler, David E. (2001) Introduction to the special section on dependable network computing. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 12 (2). pp. 97-98. ISSN 1045-9219.

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Dependable network computing is becoming a key part of our daily economic and social life. Every day, millions of users and businesses are utilizing the Internet infrastructure for real-time electronic commerce transactions, scheduling important events, and building relationships. While network traffic and the number of users are rapidly growing, the mean-time between failures (MTTF) is surprisingly short; according to recent studies, in the majority of Internet backbone paths, the MTTF is 28 days. This leads to a strong requirement for highly dependable networks, servers, and software systems. The challenge is to build interconnected systems, based on available technology, that are inexpensive, accessible, scalable, and dependable. This special section provides insights into a number of these exciting challenges.

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