The Maariv newspaper published an article
about a project performed in the Distributed systems
Laboratory that investigated scalable coordination among mobile
nodes using wireless gossiping technology. In this projected, conducted by
, Yony Laserson, Yaron Yaffe, under the supervision of Dr.
, a simulation model for evaluating and experimenting various
gossip based coordination protocols was developed. Such protocols are
much more scalable, robust, fault-tolerant and energy efficient than
centralized solutions. The main challange is that each mobile node needs
to take local decisions based on partial and possibly outdated
information obtained by occasional gossiping with other nodes. As a proof
of concept, the simulation model was also used to investigate scalable
coordination huristics among autonomic fire-trucks, and compare them with
a centralized approach.