Leader Election and Renaming with Optimal Message Complexity

Speaker: Rati Gelashvili , MIT

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 32-G575

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Host: Ilya Razenshteyn

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Abstract: Asynchronous message-passing system is a standard distributed model,where $n$ processors communicate over unreliable channels,controlled by a strong adaptive adversary. The asynchronous nature of the system and the fact that $t < n / 2$ processes may fail by crashing are the great obstacles for designing efficient algorithms.

\emph{Leader election (test-and-set)} and \emph{renaming} are two fundamental distributed tasks. We prove that both tasks can be solved using expected $O( n^2 )$ messages---the same asymptotic complexity as a single all-to-all broadcast---and that this message complexity is in fact optimal.

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Created by Rebecca Yadegar Email at Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3:23 PM.