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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.30
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86368
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Lempišinen, Tuomo ; Suomela, Jukka

Constant Space and Non-Constant Time in Distributed Computing

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Abstract

While the relationship of time and space is an established topic in traditional centralised com- plexity theory, this is not the case in distributed computing. We aim to remedy this by studying the time and space complexity of algorithms in a weak message-passing model of distributed com- puting. While a constant number of communication rounds implies a constant number of states visited during the execution, the other direction is not clear at all. We show that indeed, there exist non-trivial graph problems that are solvable by constant-space algorithms but that require a non-constant running time. Somewhat surprisingly, this holds even when restricted to the class of only cycle and path graphs. Our work provides us with a new complexity class for distributed computing and raises interesting questions about the existence of further combinations of time and space complexity.

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@InProceedings{lempiinen_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8636,
  author =	{Tuomo Lempi{\"a}inen and Jukka Suomela},
  title =	{{Constant Space and Non-Constant Time in Distributed Computing}},
  booktitle =	{21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)},
  pages =	{30:1--30:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-061-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{95},
  editor =	{James Aspnes and Alysson Bessani and Pascal Felber and Jo{\~a}o Leit{\~a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8636},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86368},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.30},
  annote =	{Keywords: distributed computing, space complexity, constant-space algorithms, weak models, Thue-Morse sequence}
}

Keywords: distributed computing, space complexity, constant-space algorithms, weak models, Thue-Morse sequence
Seminar: 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 16.03.2018


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