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A Wealth of Sub-Consensus Deterministic Objects

Authors: Eli Daian, Giuliano Losa, Yehuda Afek, and Eli Gafni

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 121, 32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2018)

The consensus hierarchy classifies shared an object according to its consensus number, which is the maximum number of processes that can solve consensus wait-free using the object. The question of whether this hierarchy is precise enough to fully characterize the synchronization power of deterministic shared objects was open until 2016, when Afek et al. showed that there is an infinite hierarchy of deterministic objects, each weaker than the next, which is strictly between i and i+1-processors consensus, for i >= 2. For i=1, the question whether there exist a deterministic object whose power is strictly between read-write and 2-processors consensus, remained open. We resolve the question positively by exhibiting an infinite hierarchy of simple deterministic objects which are equivalent to set-consensus tasks, and thus are stronger than read-write registers, but they cannot implement consensus for two processes. Still our paper leaves a gap with open questions.

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Eli Daian, Giuliano Losa, Yehuda Afek, and Eli Gafni. A Wealth of Sub-Consensus Deterministic Objects. In 32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 121, pp. 17:1-17:17, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)

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  author =	{Daian, Eli and Losa, Giuliano and Afek, Yehuda and Gafni, Eli},
  title =	{{A Wealth of Sub-Consensus Deterministic Objects}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2018)},
  pages =	{17:1--17:17},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-092-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{121},
  editor =	{Schmid, Ulrich and Widder, Josef},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2018.17},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-98061},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2018.17},
  annote =	{Keywords: shared memory, distributed algorithms, wait-free, set consensus}
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