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Basics, Foundations, and Classics

Start with the definition of Consensus and Agreement. Then learn about the network model, the threshold adversary model, and the power of the adversary. Finally, many protocols need a trusted setup phase.

You can learn more about Partial Synchrony and about different relaxations of Broadcast.

One of the classic protocols of distributed computing is the Dolev-Strong Authenticated Broadcast protocol.

State Machine Replication

We begin by defining State Machine Replication (SMR) and talk about different degrees of SMR fault tolerance. The scalability and performance of a State Machine Replication system is not just about Consensus, but also about Data and Execution.

We start with a simple SMR for crash failures. We later extend this to omission failures. First via single shot.

Lower Bounds



The basics:

More advanced: