Past Meetup

Physical impossibility of consensus of death in the mind of someone faulty

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In 1985 Fischer, Lynch, and Paterson proved that consensus was impossible in a distributed system even if communication is perfectly reliable, if at most one process can fail, and if it can do so only by crashing. In 1991 Damien Hirst put a tiger shark in a steel tank filled with formaldehyde. I doubt these two things are related.

Paper: http://macs.citadel.edu/rudolphg/csci604/ImpossibilityofConsensus.pdf

Noel Weichbrodt is a softwarerer at OpenTable and enjoys things that are unrelated.