Using Remote Memory Communication for Self-Healing Systems. Florin Sultan, Aniruddha Bohra, Iulian Neamtiu, and Liviu Iftode. Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science Technical Report DCS-TR-522, April 2003.

In this paper, we propose a novel self-healing approach for a computer system based on Back-Doors (BD), a system architecture that allows monitoring and repair actions to be performed on a remote operating system or application image without using remote CPU cycles. The key ingredient of the Back-Door architecture is the Remote Memory Communication (RMC) technology provided by standards like Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA) or InfiniBand, specifically its support for remote DMA read and write operations. In this paper, we discuss the potential and challenges of the Back-Door approach to self-healing, and describe a preliminary prototype we developed as proof of concept.

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  AUTHOR = {Florin Sultan and Aniruddha Bohra and Yufei Pan and Stephen Smaldone and Iulian Neamtiu and Pascal Gallard and Liviu Iftode},
  TITLE = { Using Remote Memory Communication for Self-Healing Systems},
  INSTITUTION = {Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science},
  NUMBER = {DCS-TR-522},
  YEAR = 2003,