Distributed computing: fundamentals, simulations, and advanced topics
"This text provides a well-written, thoroughly thought-out introduction to the theory of distributed computing. For the first time, the fundamentals of distributed computing will be accessible to nonspecialists."
Computer Science Department, Brown University, on the first edition
A Clear Path To Understanding Distributed Computing
The explosive growth of distributed computing systems makes understanding them imperative. To make this notoriously difficult subject accessible, Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics; Second Edition, provides a solid introduction to the mathematical foundations and theory of distributed computing, highlighting common themes and basic techniques.
The authors present the fundamental issues underlying the design of distributed systems-communication, coordination, synchronization, and uncertainty-as well as fundamental algorithmic concepts and lower-bound techniques. The book's unifying approach emphasizes the similarities between different models and explains inherent discrepancies between them. Focusing on ideas rather than optimizations, the book discusses major models of distributed computing, including:
With new material on such subjects as fast mutual exclusion and queue locks, and improved coverage of existing material throughout, this Second Edition will serve as a comprehensive textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and as a key reference for researchers and practicing professionals.
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Distributed Computing: 16th International Conference, DISC 2002 ..., Volume 16
No preview available - 2002