Distributed Computing

Author: Hagit Attiya
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471453242
Release Date: 2004-03-25
Genre: Computers

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.

Java Distributed Computing

Author: Jim Farley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1565922069
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Computers

This book shows how to build software in which two or more computers cooperate to produce results. It covers Java's RMI (Remote Method Invocation) facility, in addition to CORBA and strategies for developing a distributed framework. It pays attention to often-neglected issues such as protocol design, security, and bandwidth requirements.

Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems

Author: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642020841
Release Date: 2009-05-25
Genre: Computers

in the algorithmic and foundational aspects, high-level approaches as well as more applied and technology-related issues regarding tools and applications of wireless sensor networks. June 2009 Jie Wu Viktor K. Prasanna Ivan Stojmenovic Message from the Program Chair This proceedings volume includes the accepted papers of the 5th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems. This year we int- duced some changes in the composition of the three tracks to increase cro- disciplinary interactions. The Algorithms track was enhanced to include topics pertaining to performance analysis and network optimization and renamed "- gorithms and Analysis. " The Systems and Applications tracks, previously s- arate, were combined into a single track. And a new track was introduced on "Signal Processing and Information Theory. " DCOSS 2009 received 116 submissions for the three tracks. After a thorough reviewprocess, inwhichatleastthreereviewsweresolicitedforallpapers, atotal of 26 papers were accepted. The research contributions in this proceedings span many aspects of sensor systems, including energy-e?cient mechanisms, tracking and surveillance, activity recognition, simulation, query optimization, network coding, localization, application development, data and code dissemination. Basedonthereviews, wealsoidenti?edthebestpaperfromeachtrack, which are as follows: BestpaperintheAlgorithmsandAnalysistrack: "E?cientSensorPlacement for Surveillance Problems" by Pankaj Agarwal, Esther Ezra and Shashidhara Ganjugunte. Best paper in the Applications and Systems track: "Optimal Allocation of Time-Resources for Multihypothesis Activity-Level Detection," by Gautam Thatte, ViktorRozgic, MingLi, SabyasachiGhosh, UrbashiMitra, ShriNarayanan, Murali Annavaram and Donna Spruijt-Metz. Best paper in the Signal Processing and Information Theory track: "D- tributed Computation of Likelihood Maps for Target Tracking" by Jonathan Gallagher, Randolph Moses and Emre Ertin.

Distributed Computing Eine wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Analyse des verteilten Rechnens

Author: Kai Kress
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656065654
Release Date: 2011

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Informatik - Wirtschaftsinformatik, Note: 0,7, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Veranstaltung: Internetokonomie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit untersucht Starken und Schwachen des "Distributed Computing." Beginnend mit der gesamtokonomischen Betrachtung werden allokative Effekte und das wirtschaftliche Potential untersucht. Der zweite Teil widmet sich den Anreizeffekten der Marktteilnehmer bis hin zu betriebswirtschaftlichen Entscheidungskriterien. Die Anwendung wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Standardmethoden wird kombiniert mit Modellen aus der Informationstechnik. Den Nachfragern nach Rechenleistung wird eine Palette von Werkzeugen zur Entscheidungsfindung geliefert. Kommerziellen Anbietern der Dienstleistung des Distributed Computing werden die Chancen und Risiken dargelegt."

Parallel and Distributed Computing

Author: Claudia Leopold
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471358312
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

An all-inclusive survey of the fundamentals of parallel and distributed computing. The use of parallel and distributed computing has increased dramatically over the past few years, giving rise to a variety of projects, implementations, and buzzwords surrounding the subject. Although the areas of parallel and distributed computing have traditionally evolved separately, these models have overlapping goals and characteristics. Parallel and Distributed Computing surveys the models and paradigms in this converging area of parallel and distributed computing and considers the diverse approaches within a common text. Covering a comprehensive set of models and paradigms, the material also skims lightly over more specific details and serves as both an introduction and a survey. Novice readers will be able to quickly grasp a balanced overview with the review of central concepts, problems, and ideas, while the more experienced researcher will appreciate the specific comparisons between models, the coherency of the parallel and distributed computing field, and the discussion of less well-known proposals. Other topics covered include: * Data parallelism * Shared-memory programming * Message passing * Client/server computing * Code mobility * Coordination, object-oriented, high-level, and abstract models * And much more Parallel and Distributed Computing is a perfect tool for students and can be used as a foundation for parallel and distributed computing courses. Application developers will find this book helpful to get an overview before choosing a particular programming style to study in depth, and researchers and programmers will appreciate the wealth of information concerning the various areas of parallel and distributed computing.

Distributed Computing

Author: David Peleg
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 0898719771
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Electronic data processing

Presents the locality-sensitive approach to distributed network algorithms-the utilization of locality to simplify control structures and algorithms and reduce their costs. The author begins with an introductory exposition of distributed network algorithms focusing on topics that illustrate the role of locality in distributed algorithmic techniques. He then introduces locality-preserving network representations and describes sequential and distributed techniques for their construction. Finally, the applicability of the locality-sensitive approach is demonstrated through several applications. Gives a thorough exposition of network spanners and other locality-preserving network representations such as sparse covers and partitions. The book is useful for computer scientists interested in distributed computing, electrical engineers interested in network architectures and protocols, and for discrete mathematicians and graph theorists.

Advances in Distributed Systems

Author: Sacha Krakowiak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540671961
Release Date: 2000-02-23
Genre: Computers

This book documents the main results developed in the course of the European project "Basic Research on Advanced Distributed Computing: From Algorithms to Systems (BROADCAST)". Eight major European research groups in distributed computing cooporated on this projects, from 1992 to 1999. The 21 thoroughly cross-reviewed final full papers present the state-of-the art results on distributed systems in a coherent way. The book is divided in parts on distributed algorithms, systems architecture, applications support, and case studies.

Concurrent and Distributed Computing in Java

Author: Vijay K. Garg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471721263
Release Date: 2005-01-28
Genre: Computers

Concurrent and Distributed Computing in Java addresses fundamentalconcepts in concurrent computing with Java examples. The bookconsists of two parts. The first part deals with techniques forprogramming in shared-memory based systems. The book coversconcepts in Java such as threads, synchronized methods, waits, andnotify to expose students to basic concepts for multi-threadedprogramming. It also includes algorithms for mutual exclusion,consensus, atomic objects, and wait-free data structures. The second part of the book deals with programming in amessage-passing system. This part covers resource allocationproblems, logical clocks, global property detection, leaderelection, message ordering, agreement algorithms, checkpointing,and message logging. Primarily a textbook for upper-levelundergraduates and graduate students, this thorough treatment willalso be of interest to professional programmers.

Internet and Distributed Computing Systems

Author: Mukaddim Pathan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642414282
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, IDCS 2013, held in Hangzhou, China, in October 2013. The 20 revised full papers and 13 invited papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover the following topics: ad-hoc and sensor networks, internet and Web technologies, network operations and management, information infrastructure; resilience, as well as fault tolerance and availability.

Elements of Distributed Computing

Author: Vijay K. Garg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471036005
Release Date: 2002-05-23
Genre: Computers

A lucid and up-to-date introduction to the fundamentals of distributed computing systems As distributed systems become increasingly available, the need for a fundamental discussion of the subject has grown. Designed for first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates as well as practicing computer engineers seeking a solid grounding in the subject, this well-organized text covers the fundamental concepts in distributed computing systems such as time, state, simultaneity, order, knowledge, failure, and agreement in distributed systems. Departing from the focus on shared memory and synchronous systems commonly taken by other texts, this is the first useful reference based on an asynchronous model of distributed computing, the most widely used in academia and industry. The emphasis of the book is on developing general mechanisms that can be applied to a variety of problems. Its examples-clocks, locks, cameras, sensors, controllers, slicers, and synchronizers-have been carefully chosen so that they are fundamental and yet useful in practical contexts. The text's advantages include: Emphasizes general mechanisms that can be applied to a variety of problems Uses a simple induction-based technique to prove correctness of all algorithms Includes a variety of exercises at the end of each chapter Contains material that has been extensively class tested Gives instructor flexibility in choosing appropriate balance between practice and theory of distributed computing

Abstract Machine Models for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Author: M. Kara
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 905199267X
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Computers

Annotation Abstract Machine Models have played a profound though frequently unacknowledged role in the development of modern computing systems. They provide a precise definition of vital concepts, allow system complexity to be managed by providing appropriate views of the activity under consideration, enable reasoning about the correctness and quantitative performance of proposed problem solutions, and encourage communication through a common medium of expression. Abstract Models in Parallel and Distributed computing have a particularly important role in the development of contemporary systems, encapsulating and controlling an inherently high degree of complexity. The Parallel and Distributed computing communities have traditionally considered themselves to be separate. However, there is a significant contemporary interest in both of these communities in a common hardware model; a set of workstation-class machines connected by a high-performance network. The traditional Parallel/Distributed distinction therefore appears under threat.

Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

Author: Ram Ramanujam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642280726
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2012, held in Bhubaneswar, India, in February 2012. The 17 full papers presented together with 15 short papers in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. In addition the book contains the full versions of 6 invited talks. The papers range over a spectrum of issues related to the theme, covering theoretical foundations, computational tools, and societal applications. State of the art techniques like game theoretic ones are used by authors for analyzing conceptual problems.

Distributed Computing

Author: Maurice Herlihy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540411437
Release Date: 2000-09-20
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing, DISC 2000, held in Toledo, Spain in October 2000. The 23 revised full papers presented together with one invited contribution were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 100 submissions. The papers address a variety of current issues in distributed computing including mutual exclusion, distributed algorithms, protocols, approximation algorithms, distributed cooperation, electronic commerce, self-stabilizing algorithms, lower bounds, networking, broadcasting, Internet services, interconnection networks, distributed objects, CORBA, etc.

Distributed Computing

Author: Ajay D. Kshemkalyani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470310
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Designing distributed computing systems is a complex process requiring a solid understanding of the design problems and the theoretical and practical aspects of their solutions. This comprehensive textbook covers the fundamental principles and models underlying the theory, algorithms and systems aspects of distributed computing. Broad and detailed coverage of the theory is balanced with practical systems-related issues such as mutual exclusion, deadlock detection, authentication, and failure recovery. Algorithms are carefully selected, lucidly presented, and described without complex proofs. Simple explanations and illustrations are used to elucidate the algorithms. Important emerging topics such as peer-to-peer networks and network security are also considered. With vital algorithms, numerous illustrations, examples and homework problems, this textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of electrical and computer engineering and computer science. Practitioners in data networking and sensor networks will also find this a valuable resource. Additional resources are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521876346.

Parallel and Distributed Computing Handbook

Author: Albert Y. Zomaya
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070730202
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Computers

With over 1,000 pages and a wealth of illustrations and data tables, this handbook offers readers the first information source with the scope to encompass the parallel and distributed computing revolution. Written by an international team of experts, the book summarizes the current state of the art, interprets the most promising trends, and spotlights commercial applications.