Splitters: Objects for Online Partitioning

  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3144)


A splitter is a concurrent asynchronous non-blocking object that can partition a collection of contending tokens into smaller groups with certain properties. Splitters are natural objects used to solve a wide range of fundamental distributed computing problems, like renaming and resource allocation. This paper proposes a general definition of splitters, develops their theory, and investigates their implementation in shared memory systems.


splitters shared objects asynchronous communication divide & conquer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenthe Netherlands

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