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Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Abstractions and Advanced Topics Hardcover – 1 Apr 1998


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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. (1 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077093526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077093525
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,140,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This introduction to the mathematical foundations and theory of distributed computing is theoretical in nature, describing algorithms and their correctness proofs, impossibility results and lower bounds for the fundamental problems.

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Understanding distributed computing systems is notoriously difficult due to uncertainties introduced by asynchrony, limited local knowledge, and partial failures. Yet the explosive growth of these systems makes achieving such understanding imperative. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING: FUNDAMENTALS, SIMULATIONS AND ADVANCED TOPICS provides a solid introduction to the mathematical foundations and theory of distributed computing.

The book emphasizes the similarities between different models and explains inherent discrepancies. It is unique in presenting up-to-date results in a precise, and detailed, yet accessible manner. The emphasis is on fundamental ideas rather than optimizations and it exposes the similarities in solutions to seemingly diverse problems.

The first part of the book introduces the major issues including communication paradigms, timing models, and fault tolerance. Part two addresses the central theme of simulation between models of distributed computing. The book concludes by looking at advanced topics which have been the focus of recent research.


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