In Search of an Understandable Consensus Algorithm - Raft

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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 :-)