Past Meetup

Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System with Ciju

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As a summary, here is a quote from Leslie's website, about the paper (
" algorithm for totally ordering events could be used to implement any distributed system. A distributed system can be described as a particular sequential state machine that is implemented with a network of processors. The ability to totally order the input requests leads immediately to an algorithm to implement an arbitrary state machine by a network of processors, and hence to implement any distributed system. So, I wrote this paper, which is about how to implement an arbitrary distributed state machine. As an illustration, I used the simplest example of a distributed system I could think of--a distributed mutual exclusion algorithm. "

Please do try to read the paper beforehand. Might help with all of us getting more out of the discussion :)