“Evaluating State Machine Replication Over a WAN”
in Workshop on Planetary-Scale Distributed Systems (W-PSDS 2013), Braga, Portugal, Sept. 2013.
Abstract: This paper presents preliminary results regarding the performance of a Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) state machine replication (SMR) protocol executing over a wide area network (WAN). Some well known optimizations were implemented and evaluated in the protocol. Our preliminary results suggest SMR can show stable performance across WANs, but some of the optimizations evaluated may be ineffective in practice.
Research line(s): Fault and Intrusion Tolerance in Open Distributed Systems (FIT)