Self-Adapting Epidemic Broadcast Algorithms (extended abstract).
L. Rodrigues and J. Pereira
Position paper presented at the FuDiCo II: S.O.S. Survivability:
Obstacles and Solutions 2nd Bertinoro Workshop on Future Directions in
Distributed Computing, June 2004, Bertinoro (Forlė), Italy.
Epidemic broadcast algorithms have a number of characteristics, such
as strong resilience to node failures, that make them an appealing
technology to build survivable systems. However, the performance of
existing protocols is highly dependent of run-time parameters, such
as the network load or network topology. In the current extended
abstract we advocate, using concrete illustrations, the use of
self-adapting epidemic broadcast algorithms.
Also available extended report (gzip postscript), (pdf) .