Accession Number:

ADA129834

Title:

The Consensus Problem in Unreliable Distributed Systems (A Brief Survey).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE