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Autonomous and Decentralized Replication in the Pangaea Planetary-Scale File Service

Saito, Yasushi; Karamanolis, Christos

HPL-2001-323

Keyword(s): Pangaea; replication; file system; consistency; membership

Abstract: Pangaea is a planetary-scale file service that supports sharing of frequently written files as well as read-only files. Pangaea uses massive replication to achieve low access latency and high availability. This paper focuses on a key feature of Pangaea-- randomized, optimistic protocols for managing many replicas efficiently for billions of files replicated on hundreds of servers. Replica membership is maintained as a sparse but strongly connected graph, per file. Updates to the membership and contents are propagated along the graph edges. The feasibility of Pangaea is evaluated using a prototype and a simulation.

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