Distributed Systems

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530281756
Format: PDF, Docs
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This second edition of Distributed Systems, Principles & Paradigms, covers the principles, advanced concepts, and technologies of distributed systems in detail, including: communication, replication, fault tolerance, and security. Intended for use in a senior/graduate level distributed systems course or by professionals, this text systematically shows how distributed systems are designed and implemented in real systems.

Introduction to Distributed Computer Systems

Author: Ludwik Czaja
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319720236
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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.

Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems

Author: Dario Bruneo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119131138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Distributed systems employed in critical infrastructures must fulfill dependability, timeliness, and performance specifications. Since these systems most often operate in an unpredictable environment, their design and maintenance require quantitative evaluation of deterministic and probabilistic timed models. This need gave birth to an abundant literature devoted to formal modeling languages combined with analytical and simulative solution techniques The aim of the book is to provide an overview of techniques and methodologies dealing with such specific issues in the context of distributed systems and covering aspects such as performance evaluation, reliability/availability, energy efficiency, scalability, and sustainability. Specifically, techniques for checking and verifying if and how a distributed system satisfies the requirements, as well as how to properly evaluate non-functional aspects, or how to optimize the overall behavior of the system, are all discussed in the book. The scope has been selected to provide a thorough coverage on issues, models. and techniques relating to validation, evaluation and optimization of distributed systems. The key objective of this book is to help to bridge the gaps between modeling theory and the practice in distributed systems through specific examples.

Health Informatics

Author: Evelyn J. S. Hovenga
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607500922
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The field of health informatics (or medical informatics as it is sometimes called) is still a relatively young one compared to other areas of biomedicine and the health sciences. Nevertheless, its impact on the quality and efficiency of healthcare is crucial. This second, extensively revised and updated edition of Health Informatics: An Overview includes new topics which address contemporary issues and challenges and shift the focus on the health problem space towards a computer perspective. An overview is provided of the health informatics discipline and the book is suitable for use as a basic text in both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Preparing students for practice as health professionals in any discipline, it deliberately avoids focusing on any one speciality. The publication is divided into six sections: an overview, basic concepts, applications supporting clinical practice, service delivery, management and clinical research and education. With contributions from many distinguished authors, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals and students of health informatics alike.

Architectural Design

Author: Chris A. Vissers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319432982
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents a design methodology that is practically applicable to the architectural design of a broad range of systems. It is based on fundamental design concepts to conceive and specify the required functional properties of a system, while abstracting from the specific implementation functions and technologies that can be chosen to build the system. Abstraction and precision are indispensable when it comes to understanding complex systems and precisely creating and representing them at a high functional level. Once understood, these concepts appear natural, self-evident and extremely powerful, since they can directly, precisely and concisely reflect what is considered essential for the functional behavior of a system. The first two chapters present the global views on how to design systems and how to interpret terms and meta-concepts. This informal introduction provides the general context for the remainder of the book. On a more formal level, Chapters 3 through 6 present the main basic design concepts, illustrating them with examples. Language notations are introduced along with the basic design concepts. Lastly, Chapters 7 to 12 discuss the more intricate basic design concepts of interactive systems by focusing on their common functional goal. These chapters are recommended to readers who have a particular interest in the design of protocols and interfaces for various systems. The didactic approach makes it suitable for graduate students who want to develop insights into and skills in developing complex systems, as well as practitioners in industry and large organizations who are responsible for the design and development of large and complex systems. It includes numerous tangible examples from various fields, and several appealing exercises with their solutions.

Distributed Operating Systems

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788177581799
Format: PDF
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As distributed computer systems become more pervasive, so does the need for understanding how their operating systems are designed and implemented. Andrew S. Tanenbaums Distributed Operating Systems fulfills this need. Representing a revised and greatly expanded Part II of the best-selling Modern Operating Systems, it covers the material from the original book, including communication, synchronization, processes, and file systems, and adds new material on distributed shared memory, real-time distributed systems, fault-tolerant distributed systems, and ATM networks. It also contains four detailed case studies: Amoeba, Mach, Chorus, and OSF/DCE. Tanenbaums trademark writing provides readers with a thorough, concise treatment of distributed systems.

Web Services and Formal Methods

Author: Emilio Tuosto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319082604
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Web Services and Formal Methods, WS-FM 2013, held in Beijing, China, in August 2013. The 8 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. They cover aspects such as control-flow relations using Petri nets, consistency of cloud stores, model checking, model-drives design, analysis of context-aware systems.

Operating Systems

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780136386773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a practical manual on operating systems, which describes a small UNIX-like operating system, demonstrating how it works and illustrating the principles underlying it. The relevant sections of the MINIX source code are described in detail, and the book has been revised to include updates in MINIX, which initially started as a v7 unix clone for a floppy-disk only 8088. It is now aimed at 386, 486 and pentium machines, and is based on the international posix standard instead of on v7. Versions of MINIX are now also available for the Macintosh and SPARC.

Synchronization Algorithms and Concurrent Programming

Author: Gadi Taubenfeld
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131972599
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The first textbook that focuses purely on Synchronization - a fundamental challenge in Computer Science that is fast becoming a major performance and design issue for concurrent programming on modern architectures, and for the design of distributed systems.