Performance evaluation of the fast consistency algorithms in large decentralized systems Article uri icon


  • Weak consistency algorithms allow us to propagate changes in a large, arbitrary changing storage network in a self-organizing way. These algorithms generate very little traffic overhead. In this paper we evaluate our own weak consistency algorithm, which is called the Fast Consistency Algorithm, and whose main aim is optimizing the propagation of changes introducing a preference for nodes and zones of the network which have greatest demand. We conclude that considering application parameters such as demand in the event or change propagation mechanism to: 1) prioritize probabilistic interactions with neighbors with higher demand, and 2) including little changes on the logical topology, gives a surprising improvement in the speed of change propagation perceived by most users. © Springer-Verlag 2004.

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  • 2004-01-01