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Distributed Computing by Mukesh Singhal, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani

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CHAPTER 5

Terminology and basic algorithms

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In this chapter, we first study a methodical framework in which distributed algorithms can be classified and analyzed. We then consider some basic distributed graph algorithms. We then study synchronizers, which provide the abstraction of a synchronous system over an asynchronous system. Finally, we look at some practical graph problems, to appreciate the necessity of designing efficient distributed algorithms.

5.1  Topology abstraction and overlays

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The topology of a distributed system can be typically ...

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