There is a famous Consensus Problem in Distributed Computing.
Let's consider and try to find the best possible algorithm for a simplified version of the consensus problem.
Assumptions: a process may undergo only crash failure (process abruptly stops and does not resume), process represent a complete graph.
Simplification: a crash failure may occur only between round, so there no a case when a process succeeds in sending some message and fails to send other message during the same round.
The algorithm for the general case FloodSet when a process may crash during the round is described in Distributed algorithms - Nancy Ann Lynch. By the analysis it was shown that $f+1$ rounds is enough to reach a consensus.
Intuitively, it looks like that the simplification completely changes the approach to the solution. It is may be enough just one round, every processes send an input message to every other processes and agree on the minimal value.
What is the simplest possible algorithms for simplified problem ?
What can we do in the case of general graph?