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Gossiping in a distributed network

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3 Author(s)
A. Bagchi ; Bell Commun. Res., Red Bank, NJ, USA ; S. L. Hakimi ; E. F. Schmeichel

Consider a network in which each unit initially knows only its own identity and the identity of its immediate neighbors. Suppose each unit has a message intended for all other units. The authors give a distributed algorithm to accomplish this in point-to-point networks which is optimal in the number of transmissions it requires. They also show that this algorithm accomplishes this efficiently for broadcast (radio) networks, although the problem of finding a solution with the least number of transmissions, in broadcast networks, is shown to be NP-hard

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IEEE Transactions on Computers  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 2 )