Wait-free consensus in “in-phase” multiprocessor systems
Papatriantafilou, M.   Tsigas, P.  

In the consensus problem in a system with n processes, each process starts with a private input value and has to choose irrevocably a decision value, which was the input value of some process of the system; moreover, all processes have to decide on the same value. This work deals with the problem of wait-free-fully resilient to processor crash and napping failures-consensus of n processes in an “in-phase” multiprocessor system. It proves the existence of a solution to the problem, in this system by presenting a protocol which ensures that each process will reach decision within at most n(n-3)/2+3 steps of its own in the worst case, or within n steps if no process fails