Balanced and Swap-Robust Trades for Dynamical Distributed Storage

Chao Pan, Ryan Gabrys, Xujun Liu, Charles Colbourn, Olgica Milenkovic

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Trades, introduced by Hedayat [9], are two sets of blocks of elements which may be exchanged (traded) without altering the counts of certain subcollections of elements within their constituent blocks. They are of importance in applications where certain combinations of elements dynamically become prohibited from being placed in the same group of elements, since in this case one can trade the offending blocks with allowed ones. This is particularly the case in distributed storage systems, where due to privacy and other constraints, data of some groups of users cannot be stored together on the same server. We introduce a new class of balanced trades, important for access balancing of servers, and perturbation resilient balanced trades, important for studying the stability of server access frequencies with respect to changes in data popularity. The constructions and bounds on our new trade schemes rely on specialized selections of defining sets in minimal trades and number-theoretic analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665421591
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Conference2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022


  • access balancing
  • combinatorial trades
  • data popularity changes
  • distributed storage


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