What’s the difference between memory coherence and consistency?

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In memory hierarchical, it needs to be coherence and consistency. However, they are different things. What are the differences? Memory coherence: a memory system is coherent if any read of a data item returns the most recently written value of that data item (what values can be returned by a read). Memory consistency: A memory
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How to understand some key system consistency algorithoms

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When we design a system, we may want our systems to be consistency, scalability and so on. Currently, there are some famous consistency algorithms. How to understand them easily. 1, Paxos and its extensions 2, Replicated State Machine mechanisms 3, Quorum Welcome to adding other famous consistency algorithms and its understanding ;-) Reading text books
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What’s the difference between Reliability, Durability, and Availability for data storage system?

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Some important concepts in distributed system like Hadoop distributed file system, Google file system and so on. Answer from http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-Reliability-Durability-and-Availability-for-data-storage-system The difference between durability and availability is fairly simple. Durability is about what happens when all power goes out everywhere. Has all data been written to stable storage that doesn’t require power (e.g. disk/flash), in
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Consistency models for distributed systems

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Which are the consistency models used for distributed systems? Papers that survey the consistency models Robert C. Steinke and Gary J. Nutt. 2004. A unified theory of shared memory consistency. J. ACM 51, 5 (September 2004), 800-849. DOI=10.1145/1017460.1017464 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1017460.1017464 David Mosberger. 1993. Memory consistency models. SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev. 27, 1 (January 1993), 18-26. DOI=10.1145/160551.160553
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Data Consistency Models of Public Cloud Storage Services: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage

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The public cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage replicate the data to ensure high availability. On the other hand, with data being replicated, the storage services exhibits certain data consistency models. Different cloud service providers employ different data consistency models nowadays. In this post, we survey the data
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Reading List for Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

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Understanding the literature is usually the first step to do research, which is the same for systems research on cloud computing. A reading list may help a lot to those that just start in cloud computing research. Prof. Lin Gu, my PhD supervisor, compiled a reading list for system research on cloud computing. The reading
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