An Introduction to Distributed and Parallel Computing

Front Cover
Prentice Hall, 1997 - Computers - 238 pages
This book provides a comprehensive overview of both the hardware and software issues involved in designing state-of-the-art distributed and parallel computing systems.

Essential for both students and practitioners, this book explores distributed computing from the bottom-up approach, starting with computing organization, communications and networks, and then discussing operating systems, client/server architectures, distributed databases and other applications. The book also includes coverage of parallel language design, including Occam and Linda. Each chapter ends with questions, and the book contains an extensive glossary and list of reference sources.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Preface to second edition
Computer organization for parallel and distributed computing
Communications and computer networks

6 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information