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Gasarch, William ; Stephan, Frank

Finding Isolated Cliques by Queries -- An Approach to Fault Diagnosis with Many Faults

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Abstract

A well-studied problem in fault diagnosis is to identify the set of all good processors in a given set $\{p_1,p_2,\ldots,p_n\}$ of processors via asking some processors $p_i$ to test whether processor $p_j$ is good or faulty. Mathematically, the set $C$ of the indices of good processors forms an isolated clique in the graph with the edges $E = \{(i,j):$ if you ask $p_i$ to test $p_j$ then $p_i$ states that ``$p_j$ is good''$\}$; where $C$ is an isolated clique iff it holds for every $i \in C$ and $j \neq i$ that $(i,j) \in E$ iff $j \in C$. In the present work, the classical setting of fault diagnosis is modified by no longer requiring that $C$ contains at least $\frac{n+1}{2}$ of the $n$ nodes of the graph. Instead, one is given a lower bound $a$ on the size of $C$ and the number $n$ of nodes and one has to find a list of up to $n/a$ candidates containing all isolated cliques of size $a$ or more where the number of queries whether a given edge is in $E$ is as small as possible. It is shown that the number of queries necessary differs at most by $n$ for the case of directed and undirected graphs. Furthermore, for directed graphs the lower bound $n^2/(2a-2)-3n$ and the upper bound $2n^2/a$ are established. For some constant values of $a$, better bounds are given. In the case of parallel queries, the number of rounds is at least $n/(a-1)-6$ and at most $O(\log(a)n/a)$.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{gasarch_et_al:DSP:2005:106,
  author =	{William Gasarch and Frank Stephan},
  title =	{Finding Isolated Cliques by Queries -- An Approach to Fault Diagnosis with Many Faults},
  booktitle =	{Algebraic Methods in Computational Complexity},
  year =	{2005},
  editor =	{Harry Buhrman and Lance Fortnow and Thomas Thierauf},
  number =	{04421},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2005/106},
  annote =	{Keywords: Isolated Cliques , Query-Complexity , Fault Diagnosis}
}

Keywords: Isolated Cliques , Query-Complexity , Fault Diagnosis
Seminar: 04421 - Algebraic Methods in Computational Complexity
Issue date: 2005
Date of publication: 24.03.2005


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