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Disk Paxos

  • Eli Gafni
  • Leslie Lamport
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1914)

Abstract

We present an algorithm, called Disk Paxos, for implementing a reliable distributed system with a network of processors and disks. Like the original Paxos algorithm, Disk Paxos maintains consistency in the presence of arbitrary non-Byzantine faults. Progress can be guaranteed as long as a majority of the disks are available, even if all processors but one have failed.

Keywords

Consensus Problem Consensus Algorithm Disk Block Faulty Processor Mutual Exclusion Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eli Gafni
    • 1
  • Leslie Lamport
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUCLAUSA
  2. 2.Compaq Systems Research CenterUSA

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