The Consensus Problem in Unreliable Distributed Systems (A Brief Survey).
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Agreement problems involve a system of processes, some of which may be faulty. A fundamental problem of fault-tolerant distributed computing is for the reliable processes to reach a consensus. The author surveys the considerable literature on this problem that has developed over the past few years and give an informal overview of the major theoretical results in the area.
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