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Hadzilacos, Vassos ; Hu, Xing ; Toueg, Sam

Optimal Register Construction in M&M Systems

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Motivated by recent distributed systems technology, Aguilera et al. introduced a hybrid model of distributed computing, called message-and-memory model or m&m model for short [Marcos K. Aguilera et al., 2018]. In this model, processes can communicate by message passing and also by accessing some shared memory. We consider the basic problem of implementing an atomic single-writer multi-reader (SWMR) register shared by all the processes in m&m systems. Specifically, we give an algorithm that implements such a register in m&m systems and show that it is optimal in the number of process crashes that it can tolerate. This generalizes the well-known implementation of an atomic SWMR register in a pure message-passing system [Attiya et al., 1995].

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Vassos Hadzilacos and Xing Hu and Sam Toueg},
  title =	{{Optimal Register Construction in M&M Systems}},
  booktitle =	{23rd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2019)},
  pages =	{28:1--28:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-133-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{153},
  editor =	{Pascal Felber and Roy Friedman and Seth Gilbert and Avery Miller},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-118148},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2019.28},
  annote =	{Keywords: asynchronous distributed system, shared memory, message passing}

Keywords: asynchronous distributed system, shared memory, message passing
Collection: 23rd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2019)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 11.02.2020

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