Distributed computing deals with all forms of computing, information access, This comprehensive textbook covers the fundamental principles and. conference proceedings and five books, which have been translated into 21 languages. Prof. operating systems, computer networks, and distributed systems. This book was previously published by: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: (printed High performance distributed computing
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Basics The first chapter covers distributed systems at a high level by introducing a number of important terms and concepts. It covers high level goals, such as scalability, availability, performance, latency and fault tolerance; how those are hard to achieve, and how abstractions and models as well as partitioning and replication come into play.
Up and down the level of abstraction The second chapter dives deeper into abstractions and impossibility results. It starts with a Nietzsche quote, and then introduces system models and the many assumptions that are made in a typical system model. It then turns to the implications of the CAP theorem, one of which is that one ought to explore other consistency models.
A number of consistency models are then discussed.
Time and order A big part of understanding distributed systems is about understanding time and order. The computer program finds a coloring of the graph, encodes the coloring as a string, and outputs the result. Parallel algorithms Again, the graph G is encoded as a string. However, multiple computers can access the same string in parallel.
Each computer might focus on one part of the graph and produce a coloring for that part.
The main focus is on high-performance computation that exploits the processing power of multiple computers in parallel. Distributed algorithms The graph G is the structure of the computer network.
There is one computer for each node of G and one communication link for each edge of G. Initially, each computer only knows about its immediate neighbors in the graph G; the computers must exchange messages with each other to discover more about the structure of G.
Each computer must produce its own color as output.
The main focus is on coordinating the operation of an arbitrary distributed system. For example, the Cole—Vishkin algorithm for graph coloring  was originally presented as a parallel algorithm, but the same technique can also be used directly as a distributed algorithm.
Moreover, a parallel algorithm can be implemented either in a parallel system using shared memory or in a distributed system using message passing. Complexity measures[ edit ] In parallel algorithms, yet another resource in addition to time and space is the number of computers.
Indeed, often there is a trade-off between the running time and the number of computers: the problem can be solved faster if there are more computers running in parallel see speedup.
If a decision problem can be solved in polylogarithmic time by using a polynomial number of processors, then the problem is said to be in the class NC. Perhaps the simplest model of distributed computing is a synchronous system where all nodes operate in a lockstep fashion.
In such systems, a central complexity measure is the number of synchronous communication rounds required to complete the task. Let D be the diameter of the network. On the one hand, any computable problem can be solved trivially in a synchronous distributed system in approximately 2D communication rounds: simply gather all information in one location D rounds , solve the problem, and inform each node about the solution D rounds.
On the other hand, if the running time of the algorithm is much smaller than D communication rounds, then the nodes in the network must produce their output without having the possibility to obtain information about distant parts of the network. In other words, the nodes must make globally consistent decisions based on information that is available in their local D-neighbourhood.
Many distributed algorithms are known with the running time much smaller than D rounds, and understanding which problems can be solved by such algorithms is one of the central research questions of the field.
You'll find complete accounts of: A true compendium of the current knowledge about parallel and distributed systems - and an incisive, informed forecast of future developments - the book is clearly the standard reference on the topic, and will doubtless remain so for years to come.
Book Site. Click here to find out. English ISBN Book Description This book is the comprehensive, authoritative reference on parallel and distributed systems that everyone who works with or follows this rapidly advancing technology has long needed. site Related Book Categories: All Categories.