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High-level Architecture

This lesson gives a brief overview of Chubby’s architecture.

Chubby common terms

Before digging deep into Chubby's architecture, let's first go through some of its common terms:

Chubby cell

A Chubby Cell basically refers to a Chubby cluster. Most Chubby cells are confined to a single data center or machine room, though there can be a Chubby cell whose replicas are separated by thousands of kilometers. A single Chubby cell has two main components, server and client, that communicate via remote procedure call (RPC).




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