On the Relativistic Structure of Logical Time in Distributed Systems

@inproceedings{Mattern1992OnTR,
  title={On the Relativistic Structure of Logical Time in Distributed Systems},
  author={Friedemann Mattern},
  year={1992}
}
A distributed system where processes communicate via messages with unpredictable transmission times is characterized by the fact that no pro cess has an up to date and consistent view of the system s global state Furthermore the notion of global time does not exist a priori within such a system However by de ning time to be a partially ordered set of vec tors forming a lattice structure one gets a notion of logical time which is realizable in such a system and which represents the causality… CONTINUE READING
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