Monday, March 12, 2007

A video link to byzantine fault tolerant systems by M. Castro

Hi Class,

here is a video link to a lecture given by M. Castro on the topic of Byzantine fault tolerant systems. If reading the papers is a daunting task for somebody, this is an interesting alternative for sure.

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University of Washington

April 6, 2000

Miguel Castro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The growing reliance of our society on computers demands that we provide systems with improved reliability, availability, and security. This talk describes BFT -- a new software Byzantine fault tolerance toolkit that addresses these issues. BFT can be used to build replicated systems that work correctly and remain available even when some of their replicas behave arbitrarily due to malicious attacks, software errors, or hardware failures.

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