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Building global and scalable systems with atomic multicast

Benz, Samuel ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018INFO003.

The rise of worldwide Internet-scale services demands large distributed systems. Indeed, when handling several millions of users, it is common to operate thousands of servers spread across the globe. Here, replication plays a central role, as it contributes to improve the user experience by hiding failures and by providing acceptable latency. In this thesis, we claim that atomic multicast,...

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High performance deferred update replication

Sciascia, Daniele ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2015 ; 2015INFO004.

Replication is a well-known approach to implementing storage systems that can tolerate failures. Replicated storage systems are designed such that the state of the system is kept at several replicas. A replication protocol ensures that the failure of a replica is masked by the rest of the system, in a way that is transparent to its users. Replicated storage systems are among the most...

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High-performance state-machine replication

Jalili Marandi, Parisa ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014INFO006.

Replication, a common approach to protecting applications against failures, refers to maintaining several copies of a service on independent machines (replicas). Unlike a stand-alone service, a replicated service remains available to its clients despite the failure of some of its copies. Consistency among replicas is an immediate concern raised by replication. In effect, an important factor...

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A transport protocol for best-effort content-based networks

Malekpour, Amirhossein ; Carzaniga, Antonio ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012INFO007.

Content-based publish/subscribe (or simply content-based) networking is a relatively new communication paradigm compared to IP networking, with a different approach to addressing network hosts. In content- based networking addressing as well as information dissemination center around information and interests. A host's address is represented by its interest and information is routed by a...

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On non-intrusive workload-aware database replication

Narváez, Vaide ; Pedone, Fernando (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009 ; 2009INFO002.

Performance and high-availability are the crucial factors in the development of nowadays distributed database systems. Both of these challenges are commonly addressed by means of the same technique, database replication. The overall throughput of the system is increased by leveraging parallel computation on different sites, and in case of replica failures, availability is improved by...