Consensus in Distributed Systems – Rowan Jacobs

When is consensus possible in distributed systems? It depends on our system model, and on how we define consensus. This talk gives an example consensus algorithm for a simple key-value store, and then presents the FLP and CAP theorems, two important results about when consensus is impossible.

Speaker: Rowan Jacobs, Cloudfoundry Engineer, Pivotal Santa Monica

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