Applicability of Reliable Server Pooling for Real-Time Distributed Computing
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Network Working Group                                       T. Dreibholz
Internet-Draft                                Simula Research Laboratory
Intended status: Informational                          January 23, 2017
Expires: July 27, 2017

   Applicability of Reliable Server Pooling for Real-Time Distributed
                               Computing
            draft-dreibholz-rserpool-applic-distcomp-22.txt

Abstract

   This document describes the applicability of the Reliable Server
   Pooling architecture to manage real-time distributed computing pools
   and access the resources of such pools.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Distributed Computing using RSerPool  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Reference Implementation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Testbed Platform  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   Reliable Server Pooling defines protocols for providing highly
   available services.  The services are located in a pool of redundant
   servers and if a server fails, another server will take over.  The
   only requirement put on these servers belonging to the pool is that
   if state is maintained by the server, this state must be transferred
   to the other server taking over.

   The goal is to provide server-based redundancy.  Transport and
   network level redundancy are handled by the transport and network
   layer protocols.

   The application may choose to distribute its traffic over the servers
   of the pool conforming to a certain policy.

1.1.  Scope

   The scope of this document is to explain the way of using Reliable
   Server Pooling mechanisms to manage and access pools of Distributed
   Computing resources.

1.2.  Terminology

   The terms are commonly identified in related work and can be found in
   the Aggregate Server Access Protocol and Endpoint Handlespace
   Redundancy Protocol Common Parameters document [RFC5354].

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2.  Distributed Computing using RSerPool

2.1.  Requirements

   The application scenario for Distributed Computing is defined as
   follows:
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