Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2015.04.019
Title: Self-stabilizing local k-placement of replicas with local minimum variance
Language: English
Authors: Köhler, Sven 
Turau, Volker 
Keywords: Backup placement;Replication;Self-stabilizing algorithms
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2015
Source: Theoretical Computer Science (591): 15-27 (2015-08-02)
Journal or Series Name: Theoretical computer science 
Abstract (english): Large scale distributed systems require replication of resources to amplify availability and to provide fault tolerance. The placement of replicated resources significantly impacts performance. This paper considers local k-placements: Each node of a network has to place k replicas of a resource among its direct neighbors. The load of a node in a given local k-placement is the number of replicas it stores. The local k-placement problem is to achieve a preferably homogeneous distribution of the loads. We present a novel self-stabilizing, distributed, asynchronous, scalable algorithm for the k-placement problem such that the standard deviation of the distribution of the loads assumes a local minimum.
ISSN: 0304-3975
Institute: Telematik E-17 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Funded by: DFG contract number TU 221/3-1.
Project: Tolerance-Zone - Fehlertolerante Middleware-Idiome basierend auf selbststabilisierenden Techniken 
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