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Lamport on Mutual Exclusion: 27 Years of Planting Seeds James H. Anderson
 

Summary: Lamport on Mutual Exclusion: 27 Years of Planting Seeds
James H. Anderson
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract
Mutual exclusion is a topic that Leslie Lamport has returned
to many times throughout his career. This article, which is
being written in celebration of Lamport's sixtieth birthday,
is an attempt to survey some of his many contributions to
research on this topic.
1 Introduction
Leslie Lamport is certainly responsible for more ground-
breaking results on the mutual exclusion problem than any
other single researcher. In this survey article, I describe
some of his major contributions to research on mutual ex-
clusion. Looking back on these contributions now, one is
struck by the many \seeds" that Lamport ended up plant-
ing along the way | seeds that have grown into research
topics of independent interest that many other researchers
have actively pursued.

  

Source: Anderson, James - Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences