Distributed Computing: Principles, Algorithms, and Systems
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Designing distributed computing systems is a complex process requiring a solid understanding of the design problems and the theoretical and practical aspects of their solutions. This comprehensive textbook covers the fundamental principles and models underlying the theory, algorithms and systems aspects of distributed computing. Broad and detailed coverage of the theory is balanced with practical systems-related issues such as mutual exclusion, deadlock detection, authentication, and failure recovery. Algorithms are carefully selected, lucidly presented, and described without complex proofs. Simple explanations and illustrations are used to elucidate the algorithms. Important emerging topics such as peer-to-peer networks and network security are also considered. With vital algorithms, numerous illustrations, examples and homework problems, this textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of electrical and computer engineering and computer science. Practitioners in data networking and sensor networks will also find this a valuable resource. Additional resources are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521876346.
About the Author
Ajay D. Kshemkalyani is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was awarded his PhD in Computer and Information Science in 1991 from The Ohio State University. Before moving to academia, he spent several years working on computer networks at IBM Research Triangle Park. In 1999, he received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and his principal areas of research include distributed computing, algorithms, computer networks, and concurrent systems. He currently serves on the editorial board of Computer Networks. Mukesh Singhal is Full Professor and Gartner Group Endowed Chair in Network Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. He was awarded his PhD in Computer Science in 1986 from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2003, he received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award, and currently serves on the editorial boards for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and his principal areas of research include distributed systems, computer networks, wireless and mobile computing systems, performance evaluation, and computer security.
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
As advanced CS books go, this one's a taker.
Excellent content, presented lucidly. Complex matter of course and not written for entertainment but to learn a trade/profession. Good balance of theory and practical examples. Only fly in ointment is the fact that good amount of examples have subtle errors in them. Probably confusing for a student. And I think they have an errata out.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
The book is very well done, and give a thorough view of the distributed computing techniques and algorithms. The package arrived in perfect conditions
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Very Details and Organized
By Mashael Alowaibidi
this book will explain most of the algorithms that related to the distributed computing in details.