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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
This paper shows how to build and maintain a distributed heap which we call SHELL. In contrast to standard heaps, our heap is oblivious in the sense that its structure only depends on the nodes currently in the network but not on the past. This allows for fast join and leave operations which is desirable in open distributed systems with high levels of churn and frequent faults. In fact, a node fault or departure can be fixed in SHELL in a constant number of communication rounds, whichdoi:10.1007/978-3-642-02930-1_47 fatcat:3hkgijci45ff3cibhh5g56siqi