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2014 IEEE 33rd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) (2014)
Nara, Japan
Oct. 6, 2014 to Oct. 9, 2014
ISSN: 1060-9857
ISBN: 978-1-4799-5584-8
pp: 347-348
ABSTRACT
A distributed file system provides transparent access to files stored at multiple remote sites. State-of-the-art approaches typically provide weak consistency guarantees in order to comply with the limitations formalized by the CAP theorem. However, weak consistency is tailored for domain-specific applications, where system designers can anticipate conflicts and devise appropriate resolution mechanisms. We believe that strong consistency is more suitable for a general-purpose application like a file system. Our goal is to build a geographically-distributed file system that guarantees strong consistency despite failures. The key mechanism behind our approach is to partition state such that the number of operations that need to be totally ordered across geographically distant sites is minimized.
INDEX TERMS
Distributed databases, Cloud computing, Buildings, Educational institutions, Availability, File systems, Computer science
CITATION

R. Halalai and L. P. Sousa, "Building a Strongly Consistent Multi-site File System," 2014 IEEE 33rd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Nara, Japan, 2015, pp. 347-348.
doi:10.1109/SRDS.2014.67
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