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Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Introduction to Distributed Computer Systems

Principles and Features

Authors: Czaja, Ludwik

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  • Addresses the main principles and features of distributed systems, which are composed of internally controlled computers, i.e., von Neumann architectures
  • Inspired by the author’s 30-hour lecture course on distributed computer systems at an elementary level
  • Emphasizes the objectives of distributed systems, which determine their properties
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This book introduces readers to selected issues in distributed systems, and primarily focuses on principles, not on technical details. Though the systems discussed are based on existing (von Neumann) computer architectures, the book also touches on emerging processing paradigms. Uniquely, it approaches system components not only as static constructs, but also “in action,” exploring the different states they pass through. The author’s teaching experience shows that newcomers to the field, students and even IT professionals can far more readily grasp the essence of distributed algorithmic structures in action, than on the basis of static descriptions.

About the authors

The author obtained the MSc, PhD and habilitation degrees from the University of Warsaw, where he was a professor of informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics. He spent some years in other universities, like Carnegie-Mellon, Oxford, Ben-Gurion, Humboldt, as visiting professor or a research fellow. Now he is a professor of the Vistula University and professor emeritus of the University of Warsaw. His work encompasses formal and programming languages, compilers, theory of computation, parallel and distributed processing.  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Distributed Computer Systems
Book Subtitle
Principles and Features
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72023-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72023-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-72022-7
Series ISSN
2367-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 259
Number of Illustrations
90 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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