The choice coordination problem

@article{Rabin1982TheCC,
  title={The choice coordination problem},
  author={Michael O. Rabin},
  journal={Acta Informatica},
  year={1982},
  volume={17},
  pages={121-134}
}
In the course of a concurrent computation, processes P1,..., Pn must reach a common choice of one out of k alternatives A 1,..., A k. They do this by protocols using k shared variables, one for each alternative. If the range of the variables has m values then $$\frac{{\text{1}}}{{\text{2}}}\sqrt[{\text{3}}]{n} \leqq \operatorname{m} $$ is necessary, and n + 2≦m is sufficient, for deterministic protocols solving the choice coordination problem (C.C.P.). We introduce very simple randomizing… CONTINUE READING

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