Commit 385bb108 authored by Shane Snyder's avatar Shane Snyder

more README updates

parent f5e52b4e
......@@ -13,11 +13,12 @@ following group bootstrapping methods:
- config file-based bootstrap
- generic bootstrap method using an array of Mercury address strings
Process groups are referenced by unique group identifiers
Process groups are referenced using unique group identifiers
which encode Mercury address information that can be used to connect
with a representative member of the group. These identifiers may be
transmitted to other processes so they can access the corresponding
group membership view.
transmitted to other processes so they can join the group or attach to
the group (_attachment_ provides non-group members a way to access a
group's view).
Optionally, SSG can be configured to use the [SWIM failure detection and
group membership protocol](http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~asdas/research/dsn02-SWIM.pdf)
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