Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial TopologyBy
- Maurice Herlihy
- Dmitry Kozlov
- Sergio Rajsbaum
Grad / undergrad students in CS or Math; as well as working researchers or computer engineers.
Paperback, 336 Pages
Published: December 2013
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
"In Distributed Computing, the modern mathematical field of Combinatorial Topology finally finds a natural application space. This book elucidates this intriguing connection through a series of well thought out examples, making complex computational phenomena and the deep theorems seem intuitive even to the beginner. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the fundamentals of computing, since asynchrony, the key phenomena this book explains, is bound to dominate computation and communication in years to come."
- Prof. Nir Shavit, Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA âWritten by the leading experts in this area, this book is a unique endeavor
covering the exciting topic of understanding distributed computing through topology.
The book will appeal to researchers in distributed computing and to mathematicians.â
- Prof. Hagit Attiya, Professor of Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology âThis book is a major contribution to distributed computing, integrated with algebraic
topology. Based on the seminal work of the authors, it represents a collection of the most
up-to-date results in the field, presented in a very progressive manner, from intuitions
to detailed proofs and connections to fundamental mathematical concepts.â
- Ãric Goubault, cea list and Ãcole Polytechnique