© 1983

Concepts for Distributed Systems Design


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The Nature of Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 2-31
    3. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 32-42
    4. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 43-57
  3. Distributed System Architecture and Communication Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 60-92
    3. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 99-133
    4. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 134-135
  4. Formal Description Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Gregor von Bochmann
      Pages 190-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 210-259

About this book


This book is written for computer programmers, analysts and scientists, as well as computer science students, as an intro­ duction to the principles of distributed system design. The emphasis is placed on a clear understanding of the concepts, rather than on details; and the reader will learn about the struc­ ture of distributed systems, their problems, and approaches to their design and development. The reader should have a basic knowledge of computer systems and be familiar with modular design principles for software development. He should also be aware of present-day remote-access and distributed computer applications. The book consists of three parts which deal with prin­ ciples of distributed systems, communications architecture and protocols, and formal description techniques. The first part serves as an introduction to the broad meaning of "distributed system". We give examples, try to define terms, and discuss the problems that arise in the context of parallel and distributed processing. The second part presents the typical layered protocol architecture of distributed systems, and discusses problems of compatibility and interworking between heterogeneous computer systems. The principles of the lower layer functions and protocols are explained in some detail, including link layer protocols and network transmission services. The third part deals with specification issues. The role of specifications in the design of distributed systems is explained in general, and formal methods for the specification, analysis and implementation of distributed systems are discussed.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, (I.R.O.)Université de Montréal, Faculté des arts et des sciencesMontréal, P.QCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concepts for Distributed Systems Design
  • Authors G. von Bochmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-12049-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68853-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68851-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 259
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Database Management
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