Scaling Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Replication to Wide Area Networks

This paper presents the first hierarchical Byzantine fault-tolerant replication architecture suitable to systems that span multiple wide area sites. The architecture confines the effects of any malicious replica to its local site, reduces message complexity of wide area communication, and allows read-only queries to be performed locally within a site for the price of additional hardware. A prototype implementation is evaluated over several network topologies and is compared with a flat Byzantine fault-tolerant approach.

Provided by: Purdue University Topic: Networking Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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