Verteilte Systeme

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
ISBN: 3827372933
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Distributed processing

Theory and Practice in Distributed Systems

Author: Kenneth P. Birman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540600426
Release Date: 1995-07-14
Genre: Computers

This book summarizes the current knowledge on a cascade of gene regulation levels which operate in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells and which has until recently been poorly understood. While transcriptional control of eukaryotic genes has been extensively researched and the understanding of this process has reached very sophisticated levels, post- transcriptional control has received much less attention. As the contributions in this book demonstrate, not only is post-transcriptional control in eukaryotes better understood, it is now thought to be a major player in gene expression control in a number of key processes, i.e. control of cell proliferation, gametogenesis and early development or cellular homeostasis.

Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems

Author: Dirk Neumann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764388997
Release Date: 2010-02-13
Genre: Computers

Distributed computing paradigms for sharing resources such as Clouds, Grids, Peer-to-Peer systems, or voluntary computing are becoming increasingly popular. While there are some success stories such as PlanetLab, OneLab, BOINC, BitTorrent, and [email protected], a widespread use of these technologies for business applications has not yet been achieved. In a business environment, mechanisms are needed to provide incentives to potential users for participating in such networks. These mechanisms may range from simple non-monetary access rights, monetary payments to specific policies for sharing. Although a few models for a framework have been discussed (in the general area of a "Grid Economy"), none of these models has yet been realised in practice. This book attempts to fill this gap by discussing the reasons for such limited take-up and exploring incentive mechanisms for resource sharing in distributed systems. The purpose of this book is to identify research challenges in successfully using and deploying resource sharing strategies in open-source and commercial distributed systems.

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.

Stepwise Refinement of Distributed Systems

Author: Jaco W. de Bakker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540525599
Release Date: 1990-04-25
Genre: Computers

This proceedings volume surveys the state of the art in concurrent program specification, verification, and the theory of their refinement. The world's leading specialists in these areas present latest research results and surveys of the fields. State-based, algebraic, temporal logic oriented and category theory oriented approaches are presented.

XML Distributed Systems Design

Author: Ajay M. Rambhia
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0672323281
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

Although much has been made of the impact XML is having on Web development, the most significant changes brought about by XML have been in the way distributed systems store and exchange information. XML Distributed Systems Design offers in-depth architectural models for devising open-ended systems and provides templates for complex data interchange and mining theories as related to XML. XML Distributed Systems Design addresses core XML technologies such as XSL, DTD, XML Query, Data Warehouses, Data Mining, Distributed Systems Architecture, Web-based system design, Distributed Systems Framework, SOAP, SAX and using XML enabled tools for development and problem solving. Close attention is given to the way XML changes existing development patters and paradigms. In addition, the book presents the new patterns and strategies emerging in XML system design.

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

Distributed Systems

Author: Mrs.Shehal Kamalapur Mrs.Neeta Deshpande
Publisher: Technical Publications
ISBN: 8184314043
Release Date: 2009-01-01

Introduction to distributed systems, Examples of distributed systems, Characteristics, Goals, Hardware and software concepts, Design issues, Resource sharing and the web, Challenges.System models : Introduction, Architectural model, Fundamental models and Client server models.CommunicationInterprocess communication : Message oriented communication, Stream oriented communication.Layered protocols : Lower level, Transport level and Higher-level protocols.Distributed objects : RPC and LRPC, Remote method invocation, Events and notifications.Distributed File SystemsDistributed file systems : SUN NFS, CODA, Other DS, Comparisons.Name services : Name entities, Locating mobile entities, Removing unreferenced entitiesCase studies : DNS directory, Global name service, X.500 DS. Unit IV : SynchronizationTime and global states : Clock synchronization, Logical clocks, Global state.Co-ordination : Election algorithms, Mutual exclusion, Distributed transaction.Fault ToleranceProcess resilience, Reliable client server communication, Reliable group communication, Distributed commit and recovery.Case StudiesCase studies on CORBA, Grid and Clusters.

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.

Information Flow

Author: Jon Barwise
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521583861
Release Date: 1997-07-28
Genre: Computers

Information is a central topic in computer science, cognitive science, and philosophy. In spite of its importance in the "information age," there is no consensus on what information is, what makes it possible, and what it means for one medium to carry information about another. Drawing on ideas from mathematics, computer science, and philosophy, this book addresses the definition and place of information in society. The authors, observing that information flow is possible only within a connected distribution system, provide a mathematically rigorous, philosophically sound foundation for a science of information. They illustrate their theory by applying it to a wide range of phenomena, from file transfer to DNA, from quantum mechanics to speech act theory.

Formal Methods for Embedded Distributed Systems

Author: Fabrice Kordon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402079962
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

The development of any Software (Industrial) Intensive System, e.g. critical embedded software, requires both different notations, and a strong development process. Different notations are mandatory because different aspects of the Software System have to be tackled. A strong development process is mandatory as well because without a strong organization we cannot warrantee the system will meet its requirements. Unfortunately, much more is needed! Formal Methods for Embedded Distributed Systems is dedicated to the presentation of some techniques to be used in the context of distributed and/or embedded systems. Since formal techniques rely on models, i.e. different descriptions of the system to be designed, the presented techniques are located in the first part of software development. Formal Methods for Embedded Distributed Systems makes many connections between "traditional development approaches" and the latest developments in formal techniques that are known as the best solution to significantly increase the reliability of such systems. The target audience is mainly composed of professionals (engineers, researchers and teachers), and students (graduated and postgraduated) who want to have a clear understanding of how to manage the inherent complexity of critical and/or distributed systems.

Distributed Systems

Author: George F. Coulouris
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321263545
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

Up-to-date coverage of the latest development in this fast moving area, including the debate between components and web services as the way for the industry to go, increased emphasis on security and the arrival of ubiquitous computing in the form of, among other things, The Grid.