Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
H. Moser, U. Schmid:
"Reconciling Fault-Tolerant Distributed Algorithms and Real-Time Computing";
Talk: Structural Information and Communication Complexity,
- 2011-06-29; in: "Proceedings 18th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO'11)",
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg,
We present generic transformations, which allow to translate classic fault-tolerant distributed algorithms and their correctness proofs into a real-time distributed computing model (and vice versa). Owing to the non-zero-time, non-preemptible state transitions employed in our real-time model, scheduling and queuing effects (which are inherently abstracted away in classic zero step-time models, sometimes leading to overly optimistic time complexity results) can be accurately modeled. Our results thus make fault-tolerant distributed algorithms amenable to a sound real-time analysis, without sacrificing the wealth of algorithms and correctness proofs established in classic distributed computing research. By means of an example, we demonstrate that real-time algorithms generated by transforming classic algorithms can be competitive even w.r.t. optimal real-time algorithms, despite their comparatively simple real-time analysis.
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