Introduction to Distributed Computer Systems

Principles and Features

  • Ludwik Czaja

Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


This book introduces readers to selected issues in distributed systems, and primarily focuses on principles, not on technical details. Though the systems discussed are based on existing (von Neumann) computer architectures, the book also touches on emerging processing paradigms. Uniquely, it approaches system components not only as static constructs, but also “in action,” exploring the different states they pass through. The author’s teaching experience shows that newcomers to the field, students and even IT professionals can far more readily grasp the essence of distributed algorithmic structures in action, than on the basis of static descriptions.


Distributed Computer Systems Objectives of Distributed Systems Von Neuman’s Architectures Distributed Shared Memory Control Flow

Authors and affiliations

  • Ludwik Czaja
    • 1
  1. 1.Vistula UniversityWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72022-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72023-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-3370
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-3389
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