The Essence of Distributed Systems

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Computers - 182 pages
The Essence of Distributed Systems places distributed systems within the context of present computer technology, covering today's core issues in the design and construction of distributed computer systems.
The reader will gain a solid understanding of how distributed systems work and subsequently will be able to apply this knowledge in real-life project teams. Key topics within the text include distributed system software and hardware architecture, distributed resource management and how to gain access to distributed resources. This concise book will be of use to students and practitioners alike who require a real understanding of distributed systems.

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Major application areas for distributed systems
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Managing distributed resources
77
Accessing distributed resources
106
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Joel Crichlow is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies.

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