Communication and synchronization tools in a distributed environment

  • H. Le Goff
  • G. Le Lann
Computer Architecture And Computer Systems Structure
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 44)


In this paper, synchronization and communication tools designed to operate in a distributed environment have been described. Good insight into their behavior has been made possible through simulation studies. Future Operating Systems may have to be run on distributed architectures and may need to include that kind of mechanisms. Moreover, another class of problems has been reported which deal with the internal control and the non-centralized allocation of resources into such distributed systems. The transparency concept and some others currently being investigated may help to build efficient distributed architectures.

Key words

computer networks distributed systems communication protocols flow control resource utilization 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Le Goff
    • 1
  • G. Le Lann
    • 1
  1. 1.IRISA, Université de RennesRennesFrance

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