Distributed Computer Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408029384, 9781483192321

Distributed Computer Systems

1st Edition

Theory and Practice

Authors: H. S. M. Zedan
eBook ISBN: 9781483192321
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th March 1990
Page Count: 320
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Description

Distributed Computer Systems: Theory and Practice is a collection of papers dealing with the design and implementation of operating systems, including distributed systems, such as the amoeba system, argus, Andrew, and grapevine. One paper discusses the concepts and notations for concurrent programming, particularly language notation used in computer programming, synchronization methods, and also compares three classes of languages. Another paper explains load balancing or load redistribution to improve system performance, namely, static balancing and adaptive load balancing. For program efficiency, the user can choose from various debugging approaches to locate or fix errors without significantly disturbing the program behavior. Examples of debuggers pertain to the ada language and the occam programming language. Another paper describes the architecture of a real-time distributed database system used for computer network management, monitoring integration, as well as administration and control of both local area or wide area communications networks. The book can prove helpful to programmers, computer engineers, computer technicians, and computer instructors dealing with many aspects of computers, such as programming, hardware interface, networking, engineering or design.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Part 1 Surveys

1 Distributed Operating Systems

2 Concepts and Notations for Concurrent Programming

3 Load Balancing Algorithms in Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems: A Survey

Part 2 Special Topics

4 Debugging Distributed Real-Time Applications: A Case Study in ada

5 Reliable Systems in occam

6 The Architecture of Real-Time Distributed Databases for Computer Network Monitoring

7 A Distributed Model of Computation for Combinatory Code

8 isaac: A High-Level Distributed Language

Part 3 Annotated Bibliography and Key References

Annotated Bibliography

Key References in Distributed Computer Systems 1959-1989

Index

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483192321

About the Author

H. S. M. Zedan