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Distributed Systems By G. Coulouris

Distributed Systems

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The second edition of this book has two new chapters on "Distributed Operating Systems", featuring systems like MACH, AMoeba, Chorus and V. There is also a new chapter on case studies of distributed applications, including CSCW (Computer Supported Co-operative Work) examples.
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Distributed Systems: Concepts And Design by G. Coulouris

From the Foreword to the book, by Ken Birman, Cornell University. "This new, much-revised and expanded edition is an impressive testimony to the state of the art today." This second edition of the bestselling text on open distributed systems is comprehensively updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in the field. The approach is based on a uniform view of resources in distributed systems using client-server and group communication models. Design approaches emphasise openness, scalability, transparency, reliability and security. The book begins with the foundations for open distributed systems including networking, interprocess communication, remote procedure calling, name services, distributed time management and file services. It introduces new technologies including ATM networking, internetworks, multicast protocols, microkernel-based distributed operating systems and distributed shared memory. It also covers the design of services supporting the sharing of distributed data, including replication, concurrency control, recovery, fault tolerance and security. The material is supported by definitions of service interfaces and algorithms and by copious case studies. The case studies provide an excellent insight into the current state-of-the-art in distributed system design. They include:

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Table of Contents


Foreword Preface "(Each chapter commences with an outline and concludes with an extensive set ofexercises designed to test and consolidate the reader's understanding of thecontents). "1: Characterization of Distributed Systems 2: Design Goals 3: Networking and Internetworking 4: Interprocess Communication 5: Remote Procedure Calling 6: Distributed Operating Systems 7: File Service: A Model 8: File Service: Case Studies 9: Name Services 10: Time and Coordination 11: Replication 12: Shared Data and Transactions 13: Concurrency Control 14: Distributed Transactions 15: Recovery and Fault Tolerance 16:Security 17: Distributed Shared Memory 18: Distributed Operating Systems: Case Studies References Index

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GOR001584988
Distributed Systems: Concepts And Design by G. Coulouris
G. Coulouris
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
1994-04-25
672
0201624338
9780201624335
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