Distributed Partial Order Reduction of State Spaces

L. Brim, I. Cerna, P. Moravec, J. Simsa


Abstract

State space explosion is a fundamental obstacle in formal verification of concurrent systems. Several techniques for combating this problem have emerged in the past few years, among which the two we are interested in are: partial order reduction and distributed memory state exploration. While the first one tries to reduce the problem to a smaller one, the other one tries to extend the computational power to solve the same problem. In this paper, we consider a combination of these two approaches and propose a distributed memory algorithm for partial order reduction.