Performance of communication-induced checkpointing algorithms

D. Manivannan, Chi Zhang

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In this paper, we analyze the performance of four communication-induced checkpointing algorithms. Our study shows that even though the performance of some of the communication-induced checkpointing algorithms are a suspect, in terms of scalability and checkpointing overhead, some have same performance as coordinated checkpointing algorithms but without any explicit synchronization overhead. Traditionally, pessimistic and optimistic message logging techniques are used to handle the various types of messages that arise during rollback recovery. Under these two message logging techniques, all the messages sent by all processes are logged either by the sender or receiver. However, our study shows that selective message logging together with a carefully designed communication-induced checkpointing algorithm can give good performance in terms of checkpointing overhead and message logging overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Systems Science and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003


  • Communication-induced checkpointing
  • Consistent global snapshot
  • Distributed checkpointing
  • Fault-tolerance
  • Performance evaluation
  • Quasi-synchronous checkpointing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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