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This paper is concerned with the solvability of the problem of processor renaming in unreliable, completely asynchronous distributed systems. Fischer et al. prove in [8] that “nontrivial consensus” cannot be attained in such systems, even when only a single, benign processor failure is possible. In contrast, this paper shows that problems of(More)
A radio network is a synchronous network of processors that communicate by transmitting messages to their neighbors, where a processor receives a message in a given step if and only if it is silent in this step and precisely one of its neighbors transmits. In this paper we prove the existence of a family of radius-2 networks on n vertices for which any(More)
This paper investigates a zero-sum game played on a weighted connected graph G between two players, the tree player and the edge player. At each play, the tree player chooses a spanning tree T and the edge player chooses an edge e. The payoo to the edge player is cost(T ; e), deened as follows: If e lies in the tree T then cost(T ; e) = 0; if e does not lie(More)
This abstract presents a collection of clustering and decomposition techniques enabling the construction of sparse and locality preserving representations for arbitrary networks. These new clustering techniques have already found several powerful applications in the area of distributed network algorithms. Two of these applications are described in this(More)
This paper studies the depth of noisy decision trees in which each node gives the wrong answer with some constant probability. In the noisy Boolean decision tree model, tight bounds are given on the number of queries to input variables required to compute threshold functions, the parity function and symmetric functions. In the noisy comparison tree model,(More)