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CS MSc Thesis Presentation 17 May 2024

Tid: 2024-05-17 14:15 till 15:00 Föreläsning

One Computer Science MSc thesis to be presented on 17 May

Friday, 17 May there will be a master thesis presentation in Computer Science at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering.

The presentation will take place in E:4130 (LUCAS).

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14:15-15:00 in E:4130 (LUCAS)

Presenters: Hannes Brinklert, Johan Åkerman
Title: Navigating Failures in Distributed Systems: A Comparative Study of Failure Detection Algorithms
Examiner: Michael Doggett
Supervisors: Jonas Skeppstedt (LTH), Aleksey Karasavov (Neo4j)

Failure detection algorithms are used to identify unhealthy nodes in distributed systems. The goal of this study was to improve Neo4j's use of failure detection algorithms by exploring two paths: either optimizing their existing Lighthouse algorithm or by implementing a new algorithm.

Existing algorithms were surveyed and the SWIM algorithm was implemented. A baseline was established and evaluated against parameter-optimised versions of SWIM and Lighthouse in a simulated network. The results show that Baseline is scalable and reliable but slow, Lighthouse is fast but less accurate, and SWIM is moderately fast and the least accurate but generates the least network load.

In conclusion, the chosen parameters of a failure detector are to a great extent more important than the algorithm itself. Furthermore, to successfully optimise parameters it is crucial to have a scalable simulator and precise system requirement to manage the trade-off between speed, accuracy, and network load.

Link to popular science summary: https://fileadmin.cs.lth.se/cs/Education/Examensarbete/Popsci/240517_14BrinklertAkerman.pdf


Om händelsen
Tid: 2024-05-17 14:15 till 15:00

E:4130 (LUCAS)

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