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Distributed Systems

Distributed Systems

Concepts and Design
4th Edition

Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg, George Coulouris

Jun 2005, Hardback, 944 pages
ISBN13: 9780321263544
ISBN10: 0321263545
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Broad and up-to-date coverage of the principles and practice in this fast moving area. Includes the key issues in the debate between components and web services as the way forward for industry.

The depth of coverage will enable students to evaluate existing distributed systems and design new ones.


1 Characterization of distributed systems

2 System models

3 Networking and internetworking

4 Interprocess communication

5 Distributed objects and remote invocation

6 Operating system support

7 Security

8 Distributed file systems

9 Name services

10 Peer-to-peer systems

11 Time and global states

12 Coordination and agreement

13 Transactions and concurrency control

14 Distributed transactions

15 Replication

16 Mobile and ubiquitous computing

17 Distributed multimedia systems

18 Distributed shared memory

19 Web services

20 CORBA case study


  • Incorporates and anticipates the major developments in distributed systems technology
  • Case studies illustrate the design concepts for each major topic