"The opposite approach to this waving-off of physical problems is to assume that almost nothing can be counted on, and to design using only formal models of a very adversarial world. The "asynchronous" model that FLP was proved on is not the most adversarial model on which to build a working system, but it is certainly a world much more hostile than most developers believe their systems are running in. The thinking goes that if the world you model in is worse than the world you run in, then things you can succeed at in the model should be possible in the real world of implementation."
Distributed Computing · Download PDF version of this article. March 10, 2015. Volume 13, issue 3. There is No Now. Problems with simultaneity in distributed systems. Justin Sheehy. "Now." The time elapsed between when I wrote that word and when you read it was at least a couple of weeks.
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