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About this product
- Author(s)Amy Elser,Kenneth P. Birman
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication06/10/2010
- GenreComputing: Professional & Programming
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note8 black & white tables, biography
- Weight1318 g
- Width178 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Edition Statement1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2005
- Table Of Contents* Preface * Introduction * A User's Guide to This Book * Trademarks * Part I: Basic Distributed Computing Technologies * Fundamentals * Basic Communication Services * High Assurance Communication * Remote Procedure Calls and the Client/Server Model * Styles of Client/Server Computing * CORBA: The Common Object Request Broker Architecture * System Support for Fast Client/Server Communication * Part II: Web Technologies * The World Wide Web * Major Web Technologies * Web Services * Related Internet Technologies * Platform Technologies * Part III: Reliable Distributed Computing * How and Why Computer Systems Fail * Overcoming Failures in a Distributed System * Dynamic Membership * Group Communication Systems * Point to Point and Multi-group Considerations * The Virtual Synchrony Execution Model * Consistency in Distributed Systems * Part IV: Applications of Reliability Techniques * Retrofitting Reliability into Complex Systems * Software Architectures for Group Communication * Part V: Related Technologies * Security Options for Distributed Settings * Clock Synchronization and Synchronous Systems * Transactional Systems * Peer-to-Peer Systems and Probabilistic Protocols * Prospects for Building Highly Assured Web Services * Other Distributed and Transactional Systems * Appendix: Problems * Bibliography * Index
- Author BiographyKENNETH P. BIRMAN is an ACM Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, where his research focuses on reliable, secure, and scalable distributed computing systems. His work has been applied to the NYSE, the Swiss Stock Exchange, the US Navy's AEGIS warship, and the French air-traffic control system.
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