Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2004 - Computers - 414 pages
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* Comprehensive introduction to the fundamental results in the mathematical foundations of distributed computing
* Accompanied by supporting material, such as lecture notes and solutions for selected exercises
* Each chapter ends with bibliographical notes and a set of exercises
* Covers the fundamental models, issues and techniques, and features some of the more advanced topics
 

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Contents

I
7
II
13
III
15
V
37
VII
65
X
97
XI
131
XIII
161
XIX
213
XXI
245
XXIII
257
XXIV
283
XXV
301
XXVI
303
XXVII
327
XXIX
349

XV
163
XVI
173
XVII
195
XXXI
375
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Page 2 - each computing entity can only be aware of information that it acquires, it has only a local view of the global situation. Computing entities can fail independently, leaving some components operational while others are not. The explosive growth of distributed systems makes it imperative to understand how to overcome these difficulties.

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HAGIT ATTIYA received her PhD in Computer Science from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Since 1990, she has taught in the Department of Computer Science at the Technion, Haifa-Israel's leading technological university. She has published widely in leading journals and has served on the program committees for many international conferences, including chairing the program committee for the 1997 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing.

JENNIFER WELCH received her PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 1988. She is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University. She has published numerous technical papers on the theory of distributed computing and has served on the program committees for several international conferences on the subject, including chairing the program committees for the 1999 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing and the 2001 International Symposium on Distributed Computing. She has also received several teaching awards.

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