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Distributed Computing by Mukesh Singhal, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani

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CHAPTER 7

Termination detection

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7.1  Introduction

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In distributed processing systems, a problem is typically solved in a distributed manner with the cooperation of a number of processes. In such an environment, inferring if a distributed computation has ended is essential so that the results produced by the computation can be used. Also, in some applications, the problem to be solved is divided into many subproblems, and the execution of a subproblem cannot begin until the execution of the previous subproblem is complete. Hence, it is necessary ...

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