Networking

SDC: A Distributed Clustering Protocol

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Executive Summary

Network clustering is an important technique used in many large-scale distributed systems. Given good design and implementation, network clustering can significantly enhance the system's scalability and efficiency. However, it is very challenging to design a good clustering protocol for networks that scale fast and change continuously. In this paper, the authors propose a distributed network clustering protocol SDC targeting large-scale decentralized systems. In SDC, clusters are dynamically formed and adjusted based on SCM, a practical clustering accuracy measure.

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