Distributed Systems introduces the underlying concepts, the associated design techniques and the related security issues.
Distributed Systems: Design and Algorithms, is dedicated to engineers, students, and anyone familiar with algorithms and programming, who want to know more about distributed systems.
These systems are characterized by: several components with one or more threads, possibly running on different processors; asynchronous communications with possible additional assumptions (reliability, order preserving, etc.); local views for every component and no shared data between components. This title presents distributed systems from a point of view dedicated to their design and their main principles: the main algorithms are described and placed in their application context, i.e. consistency management and the way they are used in distributed file-systems.
Keywords: Parallel and Distributed Computing, Digital environment, distributed systems in a digital environment, digital environment and software application, digital environment and critical systems, digital environment and security issues, digital environment and main algorithms, digital environment and distributed file-systems, digital environment and programming