Encyclopedia of Algorithms

2016 Edition
| Editors: Ming-Yang Kao

Atomic Broadcast

  • Xavier Défago
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2864-4_37

Years and Authors of Summarized Original Work

  • 1995; Cristian, Aghili, Strong, Dolev

Problem Definition

The problem is concerned with allowing a set of processes to concurrently broadcast messages while ensuring that all destinations consistently deliver them in the exact same sequence, in spite of the possible presence of a number of faulty processes.

The work of Cristian, Aghili, Strong, and Dolev [7] considers the problem of atomic broadcast in a system with approximately synchronized clocks and bounded transmission and processing delays. They present successive extensions of an algorithm to tolerate a bounded number of omission, timing, or Byzantine failures, respectively.

Related Work

The work presented in this entry originally appeared as a widely distributed conference contribution [6], over a decade before being published in a journal [7], at which time the work was well-known in the research community. Since there was no significant change in the algorithms, the historical...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Défago
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  1. 1.School of Information ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)IshikawaJapan