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.

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

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

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.

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.

Distributed Computing Pearls

Author: Gadi Taubenfeld
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 9781681733494
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Computers

Computers and computer networks are one of the most incredible inventions of the 20th century, having an ever-expanding role in our daily lives by enabling complex human activities in areas such as entertainment, education, and commerce. One of the most challenging problems in computer science for the 21st century is to improve the design of distributed systems where computing devices have to work together as a team to achieve common goals. In this book, I have tried to gently introduce the general reader to some of the most fundamental issues and classical results of computer science underlying the design of algorithms for distributed systems, so that the reader can get a feel of the nature of this exciting and fascinating field called distributed computing. The book will appeal to the educated layperson and requires no computer-related background. I strongly suspect that also most computer knowledgeable readers will be able to learn something new.

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.

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 Through Combinatorial Topology

Author: Maurice Herlihy
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124047280
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Genre: Computers

Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology describes techniques for analyzing distributed algorithms based on award winning combinatorial topology research. The authors present a solid theoretical foundation relevant to many real systems reliant on parallelism with unpredictable delays, such as multicore microprocessors, wireless networks, distributed systems, and Internet protocols. Today, a new student or researcher must assemble a collection of scattered conference publications, which are typically terse and commonly use different notations and terminologies. This book provides a self-contained explanation of the mathematics to readers with computer science backgrounds, as well as explaining computer science concepts to readers with backgrounds in applied mathematics. The first section presents mathematical notions and models, including message passing and shared-memory systems, failures, and timing models. The next section presents core concepts in two chapters each: first, proving a simple result that lends itself to examples and pictures that will build up readers' intuition; then generalizing the concept to prove a more sophisticated result. The overall result weaves together and develops the basic concepts of the field, presenting them in a gradual and intuitively appealing way. The book's final section discusses advanced topics typically found in a graduate-level course for those who wish to explore further. Named a 2013 Notable Computer Book for Computing Methodologies by Computing Reviews Gathers knowledge otherwise spread across research and conference papers using consistent notations and a standard approach to facilitate understanding Presents unique insights applicable to multiple computing fields, including multicore microprocessors, wireless networks, distributed systems, and Internet protocols Synthesizes and distills material into a simple, unified presentation with examples, illustrations, and exercises

Distributed Computing Artificial Intelligence Bioinformatics Soft Computing and Ambient Assisted Living

Author: Sigeru Omatu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642024801
Release Date: 2009-06-08
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2009, held in Salamanca, Spain in June 2009. The 167 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from over 230 submissions. The papers are organized in thematic sections on theoretical foundations and models; learning and adaptation; self-organizing networks, methods and applications; fuzzy systems; evolutionary computation and genetic algoritms; pattern recognition; formal languages in linguistics; agents and multi-agent on intelligent systems; brain-computer interfaces (bci); multiobjetive optimization; robotics; bioinformatics; biomedical applications; ambient assisted living (aal) and ambient intelligence (ai); other applications.

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: Rachid Guerraoui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540233060
Release Date: 2004-10-05
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Distributed Computing, DISC 2004, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2004. The 31 revised full papers presented together with an extended abstract of an invited lecture and an eulogy for Peter Ruzicka were carefully reviewed and selected from 142 submissions. The entire scope of current issues in distributed computing is addressed, ranging from foundational and theoretical topics to algorithms and systems issues to applications in various fields.

Parallel and Distributed Computing in Engineering Systems

Author: S. G. Tzafestas
Publisher: North Holland
ISBN: UCSC:32106010262811
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents 91 papers reflecting the experience of a large family of workers in the field of parallel and distributed computing systems. It explores fresh results and important methods and tools. Among topics addressed are: architectures and algorithms, parallel computing in non-numerical processes, parallel computing in optimization, control and signal/image processing, distributed computing and control, neural computing, communication networks, and engineering applications. Research institutes and companies, as well as universities and individual computer, control, systems, or communications scientists and engineers should find this a valuable addition to their libraries.

Distributed Computing in Java 9

Author: Raja Malleswara Rao Pattamsetti
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787122734
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Computers

Explore the power of distributed computing to write concurrent, scalable applications in Java About This Book Make the best of Java 9 features to write succinct code Handle large amounts of data using HPC Make use of AWS and Google App Engine along with Java to establish a powerful remote computation system Who This Book Is For This book is for basic to intermediate level Java developers who is aware of object-oriented programming and Java basic concepts. What You Will Learn Understand the basic concepts of parallel and distributed computing/programming Achieve performance improvement using parallel processing, multithreading, concurrency, memory sharing, and hpc cluster computing Get an in-depth understanding of Enterprise Messaging concepts with Java Messaging Service and Web Services in the context of Enterprise Integration Patterns Work with Distributed Database technologies Understand how to develop and deploy a distributed application on different cloud platforms including Amazon Web Service and Docker CaaS Concepts Explore big data technologies Effectively test and debug distributed systems Gain thorough knowledge of security standards for distributed applications including two-way Secure Socket Layer In Detail Distributed computing is the concept with which a bigger computation process is accomplished by splitting it into multiple smaller logical activities and performed by diverse systems, resulting in maximized performance in lower infrastructure investment. This book will teach you how to improve the performance of traditional applications through the usage of parallelism and optimized resource utilization in Java 9. After a brief introduction to the fundamentals of distributed and parallel computing, the book moves on to explain different ways of communicating with remote systems/objects in a distributed architecture. You will learn about asynchronous messaging with enterprise integration and related patterns, and how to handle large amount of data using HPC and implement distributed computing for databases. Moving on, it explains how to deploy distributed applications on different cloud platforms and self-contained application development. You will also learn about big data technologies and understand how they contribute to distributed computing. The book concludes with the detailed coverage of testing, debugging, troubleshooting, and security aspects of distributed applications so the programs you build are robust, efficient, and secure. Style and approach This is a step-by-step practical guide with real-world examples.

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 fundamental concepts in concurrent computing with Java examples. The book consists of two parts. The first part deals with techniques for programming in shared-memory based systems. The book covers concepts in Java such as threads, synchronized methods, waits, and notify to expose students to basic concepts for multi-threaded programming. 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 a message-passing system. This part covers resource allocation problems, logical clocks, global property detection, leader election, message ordering, agreement algorithms, checkpointing, and message logging. Primarily a textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this thorough treatment will also be of interest to professional programmers.