Distributed Computer Systems. Theory and Practice by H. S. M. Zedan (Auth.)

By H. S. M. Zedan (Auth.)

Disbursed platforms are actually in use in quite a lot of machine purposes and are being regarded as a "first candidate" at any time when a brand new program emerges. even though a number of the layout and implementation rules of such platforms were extensively understood and approved there are nonetheless a few matters that are topic to present learn and certain to steer the following new release of allotted computing structures. the belief at the back of compiling this e-book was once borne from a workshop which was once held in July 1987 at Teesside Polytechnic. The workshop aimed to collect either theoreticians and practitioners within the box of allotted computing structures. It used to be determined to provide the booklet as a reference publication instead of simply a workshop lawsuits. The publication is meant should you are already operating within the allotted computing box and should you have simply all started, for instance MSc and PhD scholars

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1. Concurrent programs: processes and process interaction Processes A sequential program specifies sequential execution of a list of statements; its execution is called a process. A concurrent program specifies two or more sequential programs that may be executed concurrently as parallel processes. For example, an airline reservation system that involves processing trans­ actions from many terminals has a natural specification as a concurrent program in which each terminal is controlled by its own sequential process.

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