Distributed Operating Systems

A.S. Tanenbaum, R. van Renesse

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Abstract

Distributed operating systems have many aspects in common with centralized ones, but they also differ in certain ways. This paper is intended as an introduction to distributed operating systems, and especially to current university research about them. After a discussion of what constitutes a distributed operating system and how it is distinguished from a computer network, various key design issues are discussed. Then several examples of current research projects are examined in some detail, namely, the Cambridge Distributed Computing System, Amoeba, V, and Eden. © 1985, ACM. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-470
Number of pages52
JournalACM Computing Surveys
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1985

Keywords

  • File server

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