A working solution to the Santa Claus Problem is demonstrated that operates over a distributed system. It is designed and modelled using the client/server model to maintain a deadlock and livelock free architecture. The system was developed using the JCSP library for Java and demonstrated over a network of twenty desktop PCs. Each Santa, Reindeer and Elf process is broken down into numerous sub-processes, and are each designed according to the client/server model. A novel approach to the Elves is presented using a chain-based architecture to allow non-determined sub-groups to communicate and consult with Santa in sets of three.
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