On the practical feasibility of secure distributed computing: a case study
Neven, Frank Piessens, and Bart De Decker.In S. Qing and J. Eloff, editors,
Information Security for Global Information Infrastructures, IFIP TC11
Fifteenth Annual Working Conference on Information Security, volume 175
of IFIP Conference Proceedings, pages 361-370. Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Distributed Computing addresses the problem of performing a computation with
a number of mutually distrustful participants, in such a way that each of
the participants has only limited access to the information needed for doing
the computation. Over the past decade, a number of solutions for this problem
have been developed. The various proposed solutions differ in the cryptographic
primitives that are used, and in the class of computations that can be performed.
However, all sufficiently general solutions have one thing in common: the
communication overhead between the involved parties seems to be prohibitive.