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Distributed Computing. Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics. Edition No. 2. Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing

  • ID: 2182521
  • Book
  • April 2004
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
* Comprehensive introduction to the fundamental results in the mathematical foundations of distributed computing

Accompanied by supporting material, such as lecture notes and solutions for selected exercises

Each chapter ends with bibliographical notes and a set of exercises

Covers the fundamental models, issues and techniques, and features some of the more advanced topics
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1. Introduction.

PART I: FUNDAMENTALS.

2. Basic Algorithms in Message-Passing Systems.

3. Leader Election in Rings.

4. Mutual Exclusion in Shared Memory.

5. Fault-Tolerant Consensus.

6. Causality and Time.

PART II: SIMULATIONS.

7. A Formal Model for Simulations.

8. Broadcast and Multicast.

9. Distributed Shared Memory.

10. Fault-Tolerant Simulations of Read/Write Objects.

11. Simulating Synchrony.

12. Improving the Fault Tolerance of Algorithms.

13. Fault-Tolerant Clock Synchronization.

PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS.

14. Randomization.

15. Wait-Free Simulations of Arbitrary Objects.

16. Problems Solvable in Asynchronous Systems.

17. Solving Consensus in Eventually Stable Systems.

References.

Index.

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Hagit Attiya Technion, Computer Science Department.

Jennifer Welch Texas A&M University.
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