Reliable Internet-Based Master-Worker Computing in the Presence of Malicious Workers

@article{Fernndez2012ReliableIM,
  title={Reliable Internet-Based Master-Worker Computing in the Presence of Malicious Workers},
  author={Antonio Fern{\'a}ndez and Chryssis Georgiou and Luis L{\'o}pez and Agust{\'i}n Santos},
  journal={Parallel Processing Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={22}
}
We consider a Master-Worker distributed system where a master processor assigns, over the Internet, tasks to a collection of n workers, which are untrusted and might act maliciously. In addition, a worker may not reply to the master, or its reply may not reach the master, due to unavailabilities or failures of the worker or the network. Each task returns a value, and the goal is for the master to accept only correct values with high probability. Furthermore, we assume that the service provided… CONTINUE READING

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