Geographic quorum system approximations Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Quorum systems are a mechanism for obtaining fault-tolerance and efficient distributed systems. We consider geographic quorum systems; a geographic quorum system is a partition of a set X of sites in the plane (representing servers) into quorums (ie, clusters) of size k. The distance between a point p and a cluster C is the Euclidean distance between p and the site in C that is the farthest from p. We present a near linear time constant-factor approximation algorithm for partitioning X into clusters, such that the maximal distance …

publication date

  • April 1, 2005