Distributed Systems: Examples and Definition

  • Gregor von Bochmann

Abstract

What is a distributed system ? — Most data processing systems are of a distributed nature, and most computer systems can be considered as being distributed under certain aspects. This chapter presents some common examples of data processing and computing systems and discusses in particular the aspects of parallelism and distribution of control and data. Some classification schemes are explained, and a definition of “distributed systems” is attempted.

Keywords

Coupler Topo Editing 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregor von Bochmann
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  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, (I.R.O.)Université de Montréal, Faculté des arts et des sciencesMontréal, P.QCanada

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