# Breaking the log n barrier on rumor spreading

@article{Avin2015BreakingTL, title={Breaking the log n barrier on rumor spreading}, author={C. Avin and Robert Els{\"a}sser}, journal={ArXiv}, year={2015}, volume={abs/1512.03022} }

$O(\log n)$ rounds has been a well known upper bound for rumor spreading using push&pull in the random phone call model (i.e., uniform gossip in the complete graph). A matching lower bound of $\Omega(\log n)$ is also known for this special case. Under the assumption of this model and with a natural addition that nodes can call a partner once they learn its address (e.g., its IP address) we present a new distributed, address-oblivious and robust algorithm that uses push&pull with pointer jumping…

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