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Dahal, Sameep ; d'Amore, Francesco ; Lievonen, Henrik ; Picavet, Timothé ; Suomela, Jukka

Brief Announcement: Distributed Derandomization Revisited

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One of the cornerstones of the distributed complexity theory is the derandomization result by Chang, Kopelowitz, and Pettie [FOCS 2016]: any randomized LOCAL algorithm that solves a locally checkable labeling problem (LCL) can be derandomized with at most exponential overhead. The original proof assumes that the number of random bits is bounded by some function of the input size. We give a new, simple proof that does not make any such assumptions - it holds even if the randomized algorithm uses infinitely many bits. While at it, we also broaden the scope of the result so that it is directly applicable far beyond LCL problems.

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  author =	{Dahal, Sameep and d'Amore, Francesco and Lievonen, Henrik and Picavet, Timoth\'{e} and Suomela, Jukka},
  title =	{{Brief Announcement: Distributed Derandomization Revisited}},
  booktitle =	{37th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2023)},
  pages =	{40:1--40:5},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-301-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{281},
  editor =	{Oshman, Rotem},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-191660},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2023.40},
  annote =	{Keywords: Distributed algorithm, Derandomization, LOCAL model}

Keywords: Distributed algorithm, Derandomization, LOCAL model
Collection: 37th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 05.10.2023

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