What is Split Brain Syndrome?

Standard
Definition of Split Brain Syndrome

Definition:

Split Brain Syndrome in IT terms, is a terminology that refers to a state where a group of interconnected resources divides into individual resources and each resource considers that all of other resources are dead.

Explanation:

State of Split Brain Syndrome occurs in a clustering environment where multiple interconnected clusters or resources like servers are connected to some single node. At some point, if these clusters get disconnected with each other but still connected with the node then each cluster will consider that it is the only cluster alive in the whole network. This specific state is know as Split Brain Syndrome. Split Brain Syndrome can result in data corruption  as multiple clusters can request the same data file and can perform some operation on the data file which might result in some data loss or data corruption. On the other hand, Split Brain Syndrome can also result in a deadlock state because multiple clusters can request for the same application and one cluster can acquire one resource for as long as it wants considering the fact that all other clusters are dead so there is no need to free a specific resource within a network.

Subscribe To Cloudopedia

Subscribe To Cloudopedia

Join our mailing list to learn the lastest Cloud Computing Terms and Jargon.

Thank you for Subscribing. 

Powered byRapidology
Become an Expert in Cloud Computing

Become an Expert in Cloud Computing

Learn New Terms and Jargon and stay on Top of Cloud Computing

You have Successfully Subscribed!