Systems Support For Efficient State-Machine Replication
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Tagungsband des FB-SYS Herbsttreffens 2019
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
State-Machine Replication (SMR) is a well known approach for the deployment of highly fault-tolerant services. Recent research has focused on efficiency improvements, performance optimisation and novel approaches to underlying concepts of SMR, such as consensus with trusted components, dynamic weights for quorums, or parallelisation of application code. To increase adoption of SMR as a basic fault-tolerance technique, we see the need to improve the current state of the art of SMR even further, and provide four specific ways in which our research contributes to this goal. In particular, we present two approaches which make the development and deployment of SMR services both easier and more efficient, and talk about two further areas of improvement concerning internal mechanisms of common SMR architectures. The goal of this paper is to provide our current understanding of important issues of current SMR systems as well as to outline possible future solutions to them.