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Title: Trading Consistency for Availability in Distributed Systems
Authors: Friedman, Roy
Birman, Ken
Keywords: computer science
technical report
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Publisher: Cornell University
Abstract: This paper shows that two important classes of actions, {\em non left commuting}\/ and {\em strongly non commuting}, cannot be executed by concurrent partitions in a system that provides serializable services. This result indicates that there is an inherent limitation to the ability of systems to provide services in a consistent manner during network partitions.
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