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Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design, 5th edition

  • George Coulouris
  • Jean Dollimore
  • Tim Kindberg
  • Gordon Blair

Published by Pearson (April 27th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

5th edition

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Overview

Broad and up-to-date coverage of the principles and practice in the fast moving area of Distributed Systems.

Distributed Systems provides students of computer science and engineering with the skills they will need to design and maintain software for distributed applications. It will also be invaluable to software engineers and systems designers wishing to understand new and future developments in the field.

From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. The fifth edition of this best-selling text continues to provide a comprehensive source of material on the principles and practice of distributed computer systems and the exciting new developments based on them, using a wealth of modern case studies to illustrate their design and development. The depth of coverage will enable readers to evaluate existing distributed systems and design new ones.

Table of contents

Foundations
1 Characterization of DS
2 System Models
3 Networking and Internetworking
4 Interprocess Communication
5 Remote Invocation
6 Indirect Communication
7 Operating System Support

Middleware
8 Dist. Objects and Components
9 Web Services
10Peer-to-Peer Systems

System services
11 Security
12 Distributed File Systems
13 Name Services

Distributed algorithms
14 Time and Global States
15 Coordination and Agreement

Shared data
16 Transactions and Concurrency Control
17 Distributed Transactions
18 Replication

New challenges
19 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
20 Distributed Multimedia Systems

Substantial Case Study

21 Designing Distributed Systems: Google Case Study

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