A distributed ring orientation algorithm

Violet Syrotiuk, Jan Pachl

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An asynchronous distributed algorithm for finding a consistent orientation in a ring of anonymous processes is described and analyzed. In rings of size N, when the orientation of each process is chosen at random independently of other processes, the algorithm sends O(N 3/2) messages on average.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Algorithms - 2nd International Workshop, Proceedings
EditorsJ. van Leeuwen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783540193661
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms, WDAG 1987 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 8 1987Jul 10 1987

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume312 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms, WDAG 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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