We study the complexity of gossip in an asynchronous, message-passing fault-prone distributed system. We show that an adaptive adversary can significantly hamper the spreading of a rumor, while an oblivious adversary cannot. The algorithmic techniques proposed in this article can be used for improving the message complexity of distributed algorithms that rely on an all-to-all message exchange paradigm and are designed for an asynchronous environment. As an example, we show how to improve the message complexity of asynchronous randomized consensus.
- Adaptive versus oblivious adversary
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Information Systems
- Hardware and Architecture
- Artificial Intelligence