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Cover; click to enlarge Programming Distributed Systems
by H. Bal (Vrije Universiteit)
ISBN 0-929306-05-8
290 pages, Paperback
$32.95 (US Dollars)

Discusses issues in the programming of distributed systems: with and without programming language support. Surveys languages for programming distributed systems, the shared-data model and its implementation, and concludes by evaluating the performance of non-trivial distributed programs. An excellent book for those interested in distributed programming.


  • Introduction
  • Distributed Programming Without Language Support
  • Language Support for Distributed Programming
  • Languages for Programming Distributed Systems
  • The Shared Data-Object Model
  • Implementation
  • Example Programs and their Performance
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Matrix Multiplication
  • Appendix B: The All-pairs Shortest Path Problem
  • Appendix C: The Traveling Salesman Problem
  • Appendix D: Alpha-Beta Search
  • Appendix E: Successive Overrelaxation
  • Appendix F: Performance of the Orca Programs
  • Appendix G: Performance of the C/Amoeba Programs
  • Index

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