Paxos algorithm


Paxos is a protocol designed by Leslie Lamport to achieve consensus in distributed systems. It ensures that even if some nodes fail, the remaining nodes can agree on the same value. The protocol promises that if any decision is made in any part of the network, all non-failing nodes will agree on that decision. This characteristic makes Paxos a fundamental algorithm for systems requiring high reliability and consistency across multiple parts.

If you're interested in a deeper exploration, Heidi Howard recommends the paper "Paxos Made Moderately Complex" which provides a clear, but detailed, explanation of Paxos and its variants 1 .

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