In Search of an Understandable Consensus Algorithm - Raft

This algorithm is similar to Paxos (consensus algorithm), which we have not yet touched, but as Lamport's Paxos is a classic, let's give Raft a shot right away :-)

Raft claims to be simpler than Paxos, which while "well known" isn't very simple. In a recent google talk they also noted that what they've referred to as "their paxos impl" is basically raft.

https://ramcloud.stanford.edu/wiki/download/attachments/11370504/raft.pdf

The formula is as always:

• Read the paper before the meeting,

• Come and discuss with fellow paper-cups during the meeting,

• The snacks and drinks are sponsored by ebay :-)

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  • Kris J.

    I'm sad I didn't make it, but I did find this great link: The Raft algorithm visualised: http://thesecretlivesofdata.com/raft/

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Konrad M.

      Thanks for sharing, very nicely animated :-) See you next time then? Simon also found a pretty nice, visual, presentation about it from a ruby conference (wat?): http://www.youtube.co...­

      January 26, 2014

    • Kris J.

      Cool, I'll check it out!I certainly hope to make it to the next one. :-)

      January 26, 2014

  • Andrzej G.

    I mentioned a talk by G that mentions Raft: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/spanner-distributed-google

    January 24, 2014

  • Kieran B.

    To follow up from Konrad, we should have the booth at the back booked. I'll call at lunchtime to confirm.

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Konrad M.

      Thanks a lot Kieran :-)

      January 23, 2014

  • Konrad M.

    I believe we have a table reserved - good because it's so many of us this time, great! Sadly I'm not able to attend (buuu!), but loved the paper and working on an implementation actually :-) Look for Andrzej & Sergio if you're unsure who you're looking for (well, people with whitepapers... ;-)).

    January 22, 2014

  • Kris J.

    This looks very interesting...but I'm not sure I can make it tomorrow. :-(

    1 · January 22, 2014

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