Acta Scientific Computer Sciences

Literature Review Volume 4 Issue 1

Fault Tolerance in Distributed System: A Review

Gajendra Sharma* and Santosh Sah

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Gajendra Sharma, Department of Computer Science and Engineering Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Received: October 19, 2021; Published: December 17, 2021


Distributed systems consist of several hardware and software components connected together which may fail eventually. Therefore, the system should be designed with the proper fault tolerance technique, so that in case of fault the system would be able to recover from the failure without any loss of service. Fault may occur due to various reasons like communication failure, resources or hardware failure, failure due to fault in process, software errors etc. Any of these faults may result the system into faulty environment. The system in faulty environment may not perform the task as expected and will result in faulty output or no output. This paper attempts to introduce fault, fault tolerance and fault tolerance techniques in detail with the help of previous research in the field of fault tolerance in distributed system.

Keywords: Fault; Fault-Tolerance; Distributed System; Fault Tolerance Techniques


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Citation: Gajendra Sharma and Santosh Sah. “Fault Tolerance in Distributed System: A Review". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 4.1 (2022): 36-40.


Copyright: © 2022 Gajendra Sharma and Santosh Sah. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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