The firing squad synchronization problem is a problem in computer science and cellular automata in which the goal is to design a cellular automaton that, starting with a single active cell, eventually reaches a state in which all cells are simultaneously active. It was first proposed by John Myhill in 1957 and published (with a solution) in 1962 by Edward Moore.
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... The firing squad synchronization problem has been generalized to many other types of cellular automaton, including higher dimensional arrays of cells (Shinahr 1974) ... Variants of the problem with different initial conditions have also been considered (Kobayashi Goldstein 2005) ... Solutions to the firing squad problem may also be adapted to other problems ...
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