Generalization of the fast consistency algorithm to a grid with multiple high demand zones Article uri icon


  • One of the main challenges of grid systems of large scale and data intensive is that of providing high availability and performance, in spite of the unreliability and delay occasioned by the size of Internet. Replication enables us to meet such a challenge with success. In the context of weak consistency, the fast consistency algorithm prioritizes replicas with high demand. Nevertheless, the fast consistency algorithm only works well in a single zone of high demand, whereas in multiple high demand zones its performance is poor. In this paper, we propose an algorithm chosen according to demand, whereby the replicas in each zone of high demand select leader replicas that subsequently construct a logical topology, linking all the replicas together. In this way, changes are able to reach all the high demand replicas without the low demand zones forming a barrier to prevent this from happening. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.

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  • 2003-01-01