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Distributed Computing System Architectures : Hardware

Presented at NATO Advanced Study Institude, August 86 Izmir, Turkey
  • M. Bozyigit
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 28)

Abstract

Distributed Computing System(DCS) architectures have taken various forms through a considerably short development stage. In a DCS the underlying hardware characteristics are to be transparent to the application level processing. This transparency is regarded to be the function of the operating systems. The standardization efforts in communication protocols and layered approach in the analysis of DCSs has contributed to the advances in distributed control, thus the distributed operating systems.

Fortunately, most distributed architectures are of one of several inds: computer communication networks, local area networks, and various multicomputer systems ( often merged with the first two). The tightly coupled multiprocessor systems, associative processors, data flow machines, and similar parallel architectures are strictly excluded from our discussion of the DCSs.

In this presentation the emphasis is given to computer networks, local area networks, and the channel sharing mechanisms such as point-to-point and multi-point connections which have been basis of the communication medium in many DCSs.

Keywords

Distributed Computing Systems(DCS) DCS Architectures Distributed Operating System Computer Communication Network Local Area Network Multicomputer System Communication Channel Point-to-point and multipoint connections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bozyigit
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  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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