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Broad and up-to-date coverage of the principles and practice in the fast moving area of Distributed Systems. Distributed Systems provides students of computer science and engineering with the skills they will need to design and maintain software for distributed applications. It will also be invaluable to software engineers and systems designers wishing to understand new and future developments in the field. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. The fifth edition of this best-selling text continues to provide a comprehensive source of material on the principles and practice of distributed computer systems and the exciting new developments based on them, using a wealth of modern case studies to illustrate their design and development. The depth of coverage will enable readers to evaluate existing distributed systems and design new ones.
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Foundations 1 Characterization of DS 2 System Models 3 Networking and Internetworking 4 Interprocess Communication 5 Remote Invocation 6 Indirect Communication 7 Operating System SupportMiddleware 8 Dist. Objects and Components 9 Web Services 10Peer-to-Peer Systems System services 11 Security 12 Distributed File Systems 13 Name Services Distributed algorithms14 Time and Global States 15 Coordination and Agreement Shared data 16 Transactions and Concurrency Control 17 Distributed Transactions 18 Replication New challenges 19 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 20 Distributed Multimedia Systems Substantial Case Study 21 Designing Distributed Systems: Google Case Study

About the Author

George Coulouris is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Jean Dollimore was, until her retirement, Senior Lecturer in computer science at Queen Mary College, University of London. Tim Kindberg is a Senior Researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol. Gordon Blair is a Professor in the Lancaster University Computing Department.

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