Distributed Computing Pearls

Distributed Computing Pearls

In this book, I have tried to gently introduce the general reader to some of the most fundamental issues and classical results of computer science underlying the design of algorithms for distributed systems, so that the reader can get a ...

Author: Gadi Taubenfeld

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681733517

Category: Computers

Page: 123

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Computers and computer networks are one of the most incredible inventions of the 20th century, having an ever-expanding role in our daily lives by enabling complex human activities in areas such as entertainment, education, and commerce. One of the most challenging problems in computer science for the 21st century is to improve the design of distributed systems where computing devices have to work together as a team to achieve common goals. In this book, I have tried to gently introduce the general reader to some of the most fundamental issues and classical results of computer science underlying the design of algorithms for distributed systems, so that the reader can get a feel of the nature of this exciting and fascinating field called distributed computing. The book will appeal to the educated layperson and requires no computer-related background. I strongly suspect that also most computer knowledgeable readers will be able to learn something new.
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Distributed Computing Pearls

Distributed Computing Pearls

Synthesis Lectures on DistributedComputing Theory Editor Michel Raynal, University of Rennes, France and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Synthesis Lectures on Distributed Computing Theory is edited by Michel Raynal of the University of ...

Author: Gadi Taubenfeld

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681733494

Category: Computers

Page: 123

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Computers and computer networks are one of the most incredible inventions of the 20th century, having an ever-expanding role in our daily lives by enabling complex human activities in areas such as entertainment, education, and commerce. One of the most challenging problems in computer science for the 21st century is to improve the design of distributed systems where computing devices have to work together as a team to achieve common goals. In this book, I have tried to gently introduce the general reader to some of the most fundamental issues and classical results of computer science underlying the design of algorithms for distributed systems, so that the reader can get a feel of the nature of this exciting and fascinating field called distributed computing. The book will appeal to the educated layperson and requires no computer-related background. I strongly suspect that also most computer knowledgeable readers will be able to learn something new.
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Fault Tolerant Message Passing Distributed Systems

Fault Tolerant Message Passing Distributed Systems

Pearson Prentice-Hall, 423 pages, ISBN 0-131-97259-6 (2006) [405] Taubenfeld G., Distributed computing pearls. Morgan & Claypool, 124 pages, ISBN 9781681733487 (2018) [406] Thomas R.H., A majority consensus approach to concurrency ...

Author: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319941417

Category: Computers

Page: 459

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This book presents the most important fault-tolerant distributed programming abstractions and their associated distributed algorithms, in particular in terms of reliable communication and agreement, which lie at the heart of nearly all distributed applications. These programming abstractions, distributed objects or services, allow software designers and programmers to cope with asynchrony and the most important types of failures such as process crashes, message losses, and malicious behaviors of computing entities, widely known under the term "Byzantine fault-tolerance". The author introduces these notions in an incremental manner, starting from a clear specification, followed by algorithms which are first described intuitively and then proved correct. The book also presents impossibility results in classic distributed computing models, along with strategies, mainly failure detectors and randomization, that allow us to enrich these models. In this sense, the book constitutes an introduction to the science of distributed computing, with applications in all domains of distributed systems, such as cloud computing and blockchains. Each chapter comes with exercises and bibliographic notes to help the reader approach, understand, and master the fascinating field of fault-tolerant distributed computing.
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Patterns and Skeletons for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Patterns and Skeletons for Parallel and Distributed Computing

[3]. H. P. Barendregt. The Lambda Calculus. Studies in Logic 103. NorthHolland, 1984. [4] J. L. Bentley. Programming pearls. Comm. ACM, 27:865–871, 1984. [5] G. E. Blelloch. Vector Models for Data-Parallel Computing.

Author: Fethi A. Rabhi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447100973

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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Patterns and Skeletons for Parallel and Distributed Computing is a unique survey of research work in high-level parallel and distributed computing over the past ten years. Comprising contributions from the leading researchers in Europe and the US, it looks at interaction patterns and their role in parallel and distributed processing, and demonstrates for the first time the link between skeletons and design patterns. It focuses on computation and communication structures that are beyond simple message-passing or remote procedure calling, and also on pragmatic approaches that lead to practical design and programming methodologies with their associated compilers and tools. The book is divided into two parts which cover: skeletons-related material such as expressing and composing skeletons, formal transformation, cost modelling and languages, compilers and run-time systems for skeleton-based programming.- design patterns and other related concepts, applied to other areas such as real-time, embedded and distributed systems. It will be an essential reference for researchers undertaking new projects in this area, and will also provide useful background reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on parallel or distributed system design.
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Concurrent Crash Prone Shared Memory Systems

Concurrent Crash Prone Shared Memory Systems

Distributed Computing, 29(5):395–407, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s00446016-0272-0 39, ... 23rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC'09), pages 157–171, Springer LNCS 5805, 2009. ... Taubenfeld G., Distributed Computing Pearls.

Author: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781636393308

Category: Computers

Page: 139

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Theory is what remains true when technology is changing. So, it is important to know and master the basic concepts and the theoretical tools that underlie the design of the systems we are using today and the systems we will use tomorrow. This means that, given a computing model, we need to know what can be done and what cannot be done in that model. Considering systems built on top of an asynchronous read/write shared memory prone to process crashes, this monograph presents and develops the fundamental notions that are universal constructions, consensus numbers, distributed recursivity, power of the BG simulation, and what can be done when one has to cope with process anonymity and/or memory anonymity. Numerous distributed algorithms are presented, the aim of which is being to help the reader better understand the power and the subtleties of the notions that are presented. In addition, the reader can appreciate the simplicity and beauty of some of these algorithms.
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Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

Among various ideas in distributed computing, some concepts stand out as pearls, using which dependable and reliable systems can be built: sequential consistency, serialisability, linearisability, atomicity, idempotent operations; ...

Author: Raja Natarajan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319149776

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2015, held in Bhubaneswar, India, in February 2015. The 12 revised full papers presented together with 30 short papers and 9 invited talks in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 221 submissions. The papers cover topics such as distributed computing and algorithms; internet technologies and Web services; secure computing and communication; cloud computing; information retrieval and recommender systems and societal applications.
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High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume Two

High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume Two

Through the decades, the coupling of more advanced methods with the exponential increase in computing power has led to ... Since distributed computers have become the mainstream platform for parallel computing, ES code developers have ...

Author: Jim Jeffers

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780128038901

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume 2 offers another set of examples that demonstrate how to leverage parallelism. Similar to Volume 1, the techniques included here explain how to use processors and coprocessors with the same programming – illustrating the most effective ways to combine Xeon Phi coprocessors with Xeon and other multicore processors. The book includes examples of successful programming efforts, drawn from across industries and domains such as biomed, genetics, finance, manufacturing, imaging, and more. Each chapter in this edited work includes detailed explanations of the programming techniques used, while showing high performance results on both Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and multicore processors. Learn from dozens of new examples and case studies illustrating "success stories" demonstrating not just the features of Xeon-powered systems, but also how to leverage parallelism across these heterogeneous systems. Promotes write-once, run-anywhere coding, showing how to code for high performance on multicore processors and Xeon Phi Examples from multiple vertical domains illustrating real-world use of Xeon Phi coprocessors Source code available for download to facilitate further exploration
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High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume One

High Performance Parallelism Pearls Volume One

FIGURE 27.18 Performance of parallel SpMV implementations on 40 threads on a dual-socket Ivy Bridge machine. (a) OpenMP CRS, (b) MKL CRS, ... In: Proceedings IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium 2006.

Author: James Reinders

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780128021996

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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High Performance Parallelism Pearls shows how to leverage parallelism on processors and coprocessors with the same programming – illustrating the most effective ways to better tap the computational potential of systems with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and Intel Xeon processors or other multicore processors. The book includes examples of successful programming efforts, drawn from across industries and domains such as chemistry, engineering, and environmental science. Each chapter in this edited work includes detailed explanations of the programming techniques used, while showing high performance results on both Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and multicore processors. Learn from dozens of new examples and case studies illustrating "success stories" demonstrating not just the features of these powerful systems, but also how to leverage parallelism across these heterogeneous systems. Promotes consistent standards-based programming, showing in detail how to code for high performance on multicore processors and Intel® Xeon PhiTM Examples from multiple vertical domains illustrating parallel optimizations to modernize real-world codes Source code available for download to facilitate further exploration
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Software Project Management for Distributed Computing

Software Project Management for Distributed Computing

Bentley J (1986) Programming pearls. ACM, New York Z. Mahmood (ed.), Software Project Management for Distributed Computing, Computer 15 Software Project Management for Combined Software and Data Engineering 385.

Author: Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319543253

Category: Computers

Page: 391

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This unique volume explores cutting-edge management approaches to developing complex software that is efficient, scalable, sustainable, and suitable for distributed environments. Practical insights are offered by an international selection of pre-eminent authorities, including case studies, best practices, and balanced corporate analyses. Emphasis is placed on the use of the latest software technologies and frameworks for life-cycle methods, including the design, implementation and testing stages of software development. Topics and features: · Reviews approaches for reusability, cost and time estimation, and for functional size measurement of distributed software applications · Discusses the core characteristics of a large-scale defense system, and the design of software project management (SPM) as a service · Introduces the 3PR framework, research on crowdsourcing software development, and an innovative approach to modeling large-scale multi-agent software systems · Examines a system architecture for ambient assisted living, and an approach to cloud migration and management assessment · Describes a software error proneness mechanism, a novel Scrum process for use in the defense domain, and an ontology annotation for SPM in distributed environments · Investigates the benefits of agile project management for higher education institutions, and SPM that combines software and data engineering This important text/reference is essential reading for project managers and software engineers involved in developing software for distributed computing environments. Students and researchers interested in SPM technologies and frameworks will also find the work to be an invaluable resource. Prof. Zaigham Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK and an Associate Lecturer (Research) at the University of Derby, UK. He also holds positions as Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.
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Parallel and Distributed Processing

Parallel and Distributed Processing

11th [i.e. 11] IPPS/SPDP'99 Workshops Held in Conjunction with the 13th International Parallel Processing Symposium and 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, April 12-16, 1999 : Proceedings ...

Author: José D. P. Rolim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540658319

Category: Computers

Page: 1474

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 11 IPPS/SPDP '98 Workshops held in conjunction with the 13th International Parallel Processing Symposium and the 10th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA in April 1999. The 126 revised papers presented were carefully selected from a wealth of papers submitted. The papers are organised in topical sections on biologically inspired solutions to parallel processing problems: High-Level Parallel Programming Models and Supportive Environments; Biologically Inspired Solutions to Parallel Processing; Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems; Run-Time Systems for Parallel Programming; Reconfigurable Architectures; Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing; Optics and Computer Science; Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel; Personal Computer Based Workstation Networks; Formal Methods for Parallel Programming; Embedded HPC Systems and Applications.
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