Introduction to Distributed Systems
by Sabu M. Thampi
Publisher: arXiv 2009
Number of pages: 23
This text provides an overview of distributed computing systems. The definition, architecture, characteristics of distributed systems and the various distributed computing fallacies are discussed in the beginning. Finally, discusses client/server computing, World Wide Web and types of distributed systems.
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