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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
As the run time of an application approaches the the mean time to interrupt (MTTI) for the system on which it is running, it becomes necessary to generate intermediate snapshots of the application's run state, known as checkpoint files or restart dumps. In the event of a system failure that halts program execution, these snapshots allow an application to resume computing from the most recently saved intermediate state instead of starting over at the beginning of the calculation. In this paperdoi:10.1007/3-540-44864-0_1 fatcat:iua5g2e62rgzhhw4vriybkgtaq