This site is provided and maintained by the authors. It contains additional material intended to assist instructors and others using the book. Designing Distributed Systems: Devoted to a major new case study on the Google infrastructure. Topics added to other chapters: Cloud computing, network virtualization, operating system virtualization, message passing interface, unstructured peer-to-peer, tuple spaces, loose coupling in relation to web services. More details about these and other changes are in the Preface.
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Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design Third Edition George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore and Tim Kindberg From reviews of the second edition: "I do not know of a better book in the area of distributed systems and can recommend this one without hesitation. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, with emphasis on the Internet, intranets, the Web and middleware. Other new topics include: fault modelling and fault tolerance, distributed objects and distributed multimedia systems.
There is increased emphasis on algorithms and the discussion of security has been brought forward in the text and integrated with other related technologies. Unlike the previous editions, prior knowledge of UNIX is not required to follow the text. As with previous editions, this book is intended to provide knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed system design. Information is conveyed in sufficient depth to allow readers to evaluate existing systems or design new ones.
Case studies illustrate the design concepts for each major topic. Until recently, the authors were jointly responsible for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses on distributed systems at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
George Coulouris is now an emeritus professor at Queen Mary and Westfield College and is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Laboratory for Communications Engineering, Cambridge University, where he leads a research project on quality of service for dynamically reconfigurable multimedia systems. He has recently undertaken research on computer-supported cooperative work and its applications, middleware for distributed multimedia and security models for groupware.
She has recently carried out research on system support for computer-supported cooperative work, middleware for distributed multimedia and security models for groupware. Tim Kindberg is a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, where he is investigating a web-based infrastructure for mobile computing that enables the physical world to be augmented with web resources. He has previously led a research project on system support for computer-supported cooperative work, and has undertaken research on distributed operating systems and middleware for distributed multimedia systems.
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