14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1994)
June 21, 1994 to June 24, 1994
B. Mans , Dept. d'Inf., Quebec Univ., Hull, Que., Canada
We study the positive impact that the availability of "Sense of Direction" has on the message complexity of the election problem in arbitrary networks of processors. We present a /spl Theta/(n log n) solution; without sense of direction, this problem requires /spl Omega/(e+nlogn) messages where e is the number of communication links. This result confirms and extends the evidence on the impact of sense of direction which, up to now, was established only for specific classes of topologies.<
communication complexity, distributed algorithms, multiprocessor interconnection networks
B. Mans and N. Santoro, "On the impact of sense of direction in arbitrary networks," 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems(ICDCS), Pozman, Poland, 1994, pp. 258-265.