Timing Analysis of Leader-Based and Decentralized Byzantine Consensus Algorithms
We compare in an analytical way two leader-based and decentralized algorithms (that is, algorithms that do not use a leader) for Byzantine consensus with strong validity. We show that for the algorithms we analyzed, in most cases, the decentralized variant of the algorithm shows a better worst-case execution time. Moreover, for the practically relevant case $t \leq 2$ ($t$ is the maximum number of Byzantine processes), this worst-case execution time is even at least as good as the execution time of the leader-based algorithms in fault-free runs.
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