## The Load, Capacity and Availability of Quorum Systems (1998)

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Moni Naor
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Avishai Wool

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@MISC{Naor98theload,,

author = {Moni Naor and Avishai Wool},

title = {The Load, Capacity and Availability of Quorum Systems},

year = {1998}

}

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### Abstract

A quorum system is a collection of sets (quorums) every two of which intersect. Quorum systems have been used for many applications in the area of distributed systems, including mutual exclusion, data replication and dissemination of information Given a strategy to pick quorums, the load L(S) is the minimal access probability of the busiest element, minimizing over the strategies. The capacity Cap(S) is the highest quorum accesses rate that S can handle, so Cap(S) = 1=L(S).