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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 704049, 13 pages
Research Article

HT-Paxos: High Throughput State-Machine Replication Protocol for Large Clustered Data Centers

1Krishna Engineering College, Ghaziabad 201007, India
2SRM University, Delhi-NCR Campus, Modinagar, Ghaziabad 201204, India

Received 20 August 2014; Accepted 14 January 2015

Academic Editor: Rajesh Jeewon

Copyright © 2015 Vinit Kumar and Ajay Agarwal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Paxos is a prominent theory of state-machine replication. Recent data intensive systems that implement state-machine replication generally require high throughput. Earlier versions of Paxos as few of them are classical Paxos, fast Paxos, and generalized Paxos have a major focus on fault tolerance and latency but lacking in terms of throughput and scalability. A major reason for this is the heavyweight leader. Through offloading the leader, we can further increase throughput of the system. Ring Paxos, Multiring Paxos, and S-Paxos are few prominent attempts in this direction for clustered data centers. In this paper, we are proposing HT-Paxos, a variant of Paxos that is the best suitable for any large clustered data center. HT-Paxos further offloads the leader very significantly and hence increases the throughput and scalability of the system, while at the same time, among high throughput state-machine replication protocols, it provides reasonably low latency and response time.