ISBN 9788126551750,Elements Of Distributed Computing

Elements Of Distributed Computing


Vijay K. Garg



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788126551750

ISBN-10 8126551755

Paper Back

Number of Pages 444 Pages
Language (English)

Computing: general

This book discusses fundamental concepts in distributed computing systems such as time, state, simultaneity, order, knowledge, failure and agreement in distributed systems. The emphasis of the book is on developing general mechanisms that can be applied to a variety of problems. Examples are clocks, locks, cameras, sensors, controllers, slicers and synchronizers. The examples have been carefully chosen so that they are fundamental and yet useful in practical contexts. The book is based on an asynchronous model of distributed computing. This means it does not deal with shared memory models or network computing with bounded delays on messages. This model has been widely used in academia and industry, yet there are no books available with this treatment. Available books cover shared memory and synchronous distributed systems