Name Server Strategy and Design for Distributed Processing Systems
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This document explains the concept of Distributed Processing Systems and discusses various designs and strategies for implementing them. It was written by Peter H Lisle and published in September 1980 for University College London.
From the introduction:
'The emergence of distributed processing systems, as replacements for conventional computer systems built round large central processors, now seems assured for technical, administrative and economic reasons.
From the technical viewpoint the most outstanding features of a well designed distributed system are its availability (due to its lack of dependence on a single-site resource), its in-service extendability, and its adaptability. Features which are shared with conventional systems but which may prove easier to implement include protection; the ability to provide security barriers within the system, error protection (again by provision of barriers to trap error propagation), and concurrent processing.'
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