Journal of Computer Science

A CLUSTERING-BASED HYBRID REPLICA CONTROL PROTOCOL FOR HIGH AVAILABILITY IN GRID ENVIRONMENT

Rohaya Latip, Zulaile Mabni, Hamidah Ibrahim, Azizol Abdullah and Masnida Hussin

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.2442.2449

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 12

Pages 2442-2449

Abstract

In recent years, with the emergence of grid computing system, the number of distributed sites has become very large. When thousands of sites involved in a grid computing system, data replication can improve data availability, communication cost and provide fault-tolerance in the system. In the literature, many replica control protocols have been proposed for managing replicated data. However, in large scale distributed system, most of these protocols still require a bigger number of replicas for maintaining consistency, thus degrade the performance of the protocols. Therefore, in this study, we proposed a new replica control protocol named Clustering-Based Hybrid (CBH) protocol. CBH protocol employs a hybrid replication strategy by combining the advantages of two common replica control protocols into one to improve the performance of the existing protocols. We analyzed the communication cost and availability of the operations and compare CBH protocol with recently proposed replica control protocol named Dynamic Hybrid (DH) protocol. A simulation model was developed using Java to evaluate CBH protocol. Our results show that the proposed protocol provides lower communication cost and higher data availability than DH protocol.

Copyright

© 2014 Rohaya Latip, Zulaile Mabni, Hamidah Ibrahim, Azizol Abdullah and Masnida Hussin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.