Singer Island, FL
Oct. 24, 1984 to Oct. 26, 1984
A. Itai , Technion
Consider a network of asynchronous processors communicating by sending messages over unreliable lines. There are many advantages to restrict all communications to a spanning tree. To overcome the possible failure of k<k edges, we describe a communication protocol which uses k rooted spanning trees having the property that for every vertex v the paths from v to the root are edge-disjoint. A linear algorithm to find two such trees in a 2 edge-connected graph is described. This algorithm has a distributed version which finds the two trees even when a single edge fails during their construction. Finally, a method is given to transform centralized algorithms to distributed, reliable and efficient ones.
A. Itai, "The Multi-Tree Approach To Reliability In Distributed Networks", FOCS, 1984, 2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, 2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science 1984, pp. 137-147, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1984.715910