Dec. 18, 2006 to Dec. 20, 2006
Xiangyong Ouyang , Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tomohiro Yoshiharay , Tokyo Institute of Technology
Haruo Yokota , Tokyo Institute of Technology
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PRDC.2006.17
Advanced data engineering applications require a largescale storage system that is both scalable and dependable. In such a system, an atomic commit protocol becomes imperative to ensure the consistency and atomicity of transactions. In this paper we present a new commit protocol, BA-1.5PC, which is well tailored to such distributed storage environments as autonomous disks  that use a primarybackup storage schema. The protocol achieves an efficient commit process while also guaranteeing a high dependability by combining several approaches: (1) a low-overhead log mechanism that eliminates blocking disk I/Os, (2) removing the voting phase from commit processing to gain a faster commit process, and (3) a primary-backup assisted recovery strategy to enhance dependability in the presence of possible failures, so that a master failure in the decision phase will not block prepared cohorts of a transaction. Experiments were carried out on a trial version of an autonomous disks system to verify its efficiency. The results indicate that this protocol significantly outperforms several well-known commit protocols in terms of transaction throughput.
Xiangyong Ouyang, Tomohiro Yoshiharay, Haruo Yokota, "An Efficient Commit Protocol Exploiting Primary-Backup Placement in a Distributed Storage System", PRDC, 2006, Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, IEEE, Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, IEEE 2006, pp. 238-247, doi:10.1109/PRDC.2006.17