The Consensus Problem in Unreliable Distributed Systems (A Brief Survey)

@inproceedings{Fischer1983TheCP,
  title={The Consensus Problem in Unreliable Distributed Systems (A Brief Survey)},
  author={Michael J. Fischer},
  booktitle={FCT},
  year={1983}
}
  • M. Fischer
  • Published in FCT 21 August 1983
  • Mathematics
Agreement problems involve a system of processes, some of which may be faulty. A fundamental problem of fault-tolerant distributed computing is for the reliable processes to reach a consensus. We survey the considerable literature on this problem that has developed over the past few years and give an informal overview of the major theoretical results in the area. 
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