On the Distributed Complexity of Computing Maximal Matchings

@article{Hanckowiak1998OnTD,
  title={On the Distributed Complexity of Computing Maximal Matchings},
  author={Michal Hanckowiak and Michal Karonski and Alessandro Panconesi},
  journal={SIAM J. Discrete Math.},
  year={1998},
  volume={15},
  pages={41-57}
}
One of the fascinating questions of computer science is whether and to what extent randomization increases the power of algorithmic procedures. It is well-known that, in general, randomization makes distributed algorithms more powerful, for there are examples of basic coordination tasks in asynchronous systems which cannot be solved by deterministic procedures but admit simple randomized solutions. Randomization is also demonstrably more powerful in synchronous systems, as shown by the… CONTINUE READING
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