Distributed and Cloud Computing : From Parallel Processing to the Internet of Things

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-17
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

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Distributed Computing: Clusters, Grids and Clouds explains how to create high-performance, scalable, reliable systems, exposing the design principles, systems architecture, and innovative applications of parallel, distributed, and cloud computing systems. Future software engineers and system designers need to understand these principles, particularly cloud computing, which Gartner Group#xA0;estimates will have as profound an effect on business as ecommerce. Starting with an overview of modern distributed models, the book explains: Facilitating management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovery through virtualization; Clustered systems for research or ecommerce applications; Designing systems as web services; Social networking systems using peer-to-peer computing; Principles of cloud computing using examples from open-source and commercial applications. Complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing Includes case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors: IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and more Designed to meet the needs of instructors teaching a distributed systems course, each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and solutions available online.

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