Infoscience

Conference paper

Latency-aware leader election

Experimental studies have shown that electing a leader based on measurements of the underlying communication network can be beneficial. We use this approach to study the prob- lem of electing a leader that is eventually not only correct (as captured by the Ω failure detector abstraction), but also optimal with respect to the transmission delays to its peers. We give the definitions of this problem and a suitable model, thus allowing us to make an analytical analysis of the prob- lem, which is in contrast to previous work on that topic.

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