Practically stabilizing SWMR atomic memory in message-passing systems

Noga Alon, Hagit Attiya, Shlomi Dolev*, Swan Dubois, Maria Potop-Butucaru, Sébastien Tixeuil

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A fault-tolerant and practically stabilizing simulation of an atomic register is presented. The simulation works in asynchronous message-passing systems, and allows a minority of processes to crash. The simulation stabilizes in a practically stabilizing manner, by reaching a long execution in which it runs correctly. A key element in the simulation is a new combinatorial construction of a bounded labeling scheme accommodating arbitrary labels, including those not generated by the scheme itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-701
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computer and System Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015


FundersFunder number
Israeli Internet Association
Rita Altura Trust
USA–Israeli BSF2012107
European Research Council
Israel Science Foundation620/13, 1227/10, 953/06
Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel428/11


    • Message passing
    • Self-stabilization
    • Shared memory
    • Single writer multiple reader register


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