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Distributed Systems for System Architects

  • Paulo Veríssimo
  • Luís Rodrigues

Part of the Advances in Distributed Computing and Middleware book series (DIST, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 3-20
    3. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 21-88
    4. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 89-132
    5. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 133-158
    6. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 159-168
    7. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 171-192
  3. Fault Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 193-234
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      Pages 235-258
    4. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 259-270
    5. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 271-274
  4. Real-Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 277-288
    3. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 289-320
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      Pages 321-354
    5. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 355-368
    6. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 369-373
  5. Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 377-393
    3. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 395-426
    4. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 427-486
    5. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 487-510
    6. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 511-516
  6. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 519-530
    3. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 531-540
    4. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 541-556
    5. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 557-579
    6. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 581-584
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 585-625

About this book

Introduction

The primary audience for this book are advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Computer architecture, as it happened in other fields such as electronics, evolved from the small to the large, that is, it left the realm of low-level hardware constructs, and gained new dimensions, as distributed systems became the keyword for system implementation. As such, the system architect, today, assembles pieces of hardware that are at least as large as a computer or a network router or a LAN hub, and assigns pieces of software that are self-contained, such as client or server programs, Java applets or pro­ tocol modules, to those hardware components. The freedom she/he now has, is tremendously challenging. The problems alas, have increased too. What was before mastered and tested carefully before a fully-fledged mainframe or a closely-coupled computer cluster came out on the market, is today left to the responsibility of computer engineers and scientists invested in the role of system architects, who fulfil this role on behalf of software vendors and in­ tegrators, add-value system developers, R&D institutes, and final users. As system complexity, size and diversity grow, so increases the probability of in­ consistency, unreliability, non responsiveness and insecurity, not to mention the management overhead. What System Architects Need to Know The insight such an architect must have includes but goes well beyond, the functional properties of distributed systems.

Keywords

complex systems complexity computer distributed computing distributed systems network real-time system reliability router security

Authors and affiliations

  • Paulo Veríssimo
    • 1
  • Luís Rodrigues
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1663-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5666-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1663-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1569-5190
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