Data-Hash-Consistent: Provide a simple consistent hashing mechanism

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Provide a simple consistent hashing mechanism

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Versions [RSS] 0.1.0, 0.1.1
Dependencies base (>=3 && <6), bytestring, digest, utf8-string, vector, vector-algorithms [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author brad clawsie
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Uploaded by BradClawsie at 2012-11-20T04:22:01Z
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Readme for Data-Hash-Consistent-0.1.1

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A consistent hash is a technique to manage the fair distribution of cacheable entities among hosts. Each host identifier has its crc32 hash calculated and stored in a Vector along with its canonical host name. The host identifier may be differentiated from its canonical host name by a multiplying factor, in our case a simple integer appeneded to the hostname to provide it with a number of entries in the consistent hash, all evenly distributed.

This technique is explained in these links: