37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'07) (2007)
June 25, 2007 to June 28, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DSN.2007.66
Florian Oprea , Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Michael K. Reiter , Carnegie Mellon University, USA
A quorum system is a collection of sets (quorums) of servers,where any two quorums intersect. Quorum- based protocols underly modern edge-computing archi- tectures and throughput-scalable service implementa- tions. In this paper we propose new algorithms for plac- ing quorums in wide-area networks and tuning which quorums clients access, so as to optimize clients? aver- age response time in quorum-based protocols. We ex- amine scenarios in which the service is lightly loaded and hence network latency is the dominant delay, and in which client-induced load contributes significantly to the delay that clients observe.In each case,we eval- uate our algorithms on topologies ranging from 50 to over 150 wide-area locations.
F. Oprea and M. K. Reiter, "Minimizing Response Time for Quorum-System Protocols over Wide-Area Networks," 37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'07)(DSN), Edinburgh, UK, 2007, pp. 409-418.