The Essence of Distributed Systems
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
Managing distributed resources
Accessing distributed resources
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address space algorithm allocated allows applications architecture area network Atomic transaction block cache capability channel Chapter client client-server clocks communication computer network concurrent copies CORBA cryptography data link layer disk distributed database system distributed file system distributed operating system distributed shared memory distributed system encryption example execution facilitate Figure frequency global handles hardware host implemented interactions interface Internet issues Java kernel layer lock logical clock machines message delivery message passing microkernel modulation multicast multiple name server node object-oriented objects packet partition port processor protocol public key received remote remote procedure call replication request scheme secret key Section sequence sequential consistency shadow-page shared memory signal specific storage stored structure synchronization task TCP/IP technique thread timestamp transaction processing transmission transmitted tuples update Windows NT