Research problems of decentralized systems with largely autonomous nodes

  • J. H. Saltzer
Chapter 4: Future Outlook And Research Problems

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-08755-9_13

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 60)
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Saltzer J.H. (1978) Research problems of decentralized systems with largely autonomous nodes. In: Bayer R., Graham R.M., Seegmüller G. (eds) Operating Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 60. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The various problems suggested here are by no means independent of one another, although each seems to have a flavor of its own. In addition, they probably do not span the complete range of issues that should be explored in establishing an appropriate semantics for expressing computations in a confederacy of loosely coupled, autonomous computer systems. Further, some are recognizable as problems of semantics of centralized systems that were never solved very well. But they do seem to represent a starting point that can to lead to more carefully framed questions and eventually some new conceptual insight.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Saltzer
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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