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Tara2
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:52:45 AM

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Is 'problems of significance' like 'important problems'?

The general style of work in this field is more or less as follows. First, problems of significance in practical distributed computing are identified, and abstract versions of these problems, suitable for mathematical study, are defined.

Lynch's Distributed Algorithms
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:58:04 AM

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Yes.
Problems of significance - significant problems.
The significant (important) problems are identified (listed) - and then made into mathematical "models" which can be studied.

I know practically nothing about Cloud technology, but a very simple (not really significant) problem might be "how do I equally share 50 gigabytes between ten servers?"

Mathematically it would become:
50 gB divided by 10 servers = 5 gB per server.

The abstract version could be:
x gB / y servers = x/y gB per server.
Tara2
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:38:38 PM

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Many thanks Drago!!!
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