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Distributed infimum approximation

  • Gerard Tel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 278)

Abstract

Distributed Infimum Approximation (DIA) is defined as an abstraction of several interesting problems in the field of distributed computing. Global Virtual Time approximation as well as Distributed Termination Detection are special cases of DIA, as will be argued. Three solutions to the DIA problem are given for synchronous, for bidirectional and for FIFO communication.

Keywords and phrases

Distributed algorithms wave algorithms Distributed Termination Global Virtual Time 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard Tel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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