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

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Distributed and Cloud Computing, named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication, explains how to create high-performance, scalable, reliable systems, exposing the design principles, architecture, and innovative applications of parallel, distributed, and cloud computing systems. Starting with an overview of modern distributed models, the book provides comprehensive coverage of distributed and cloud computing, including: 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. Using examples from open-source and commercial vendors, the text describes cloud-based systems for research, e-commerce, social networking and more. It has complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing. It includes case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and more. It explains how to use virtualization to facilitate management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovey. It is designed for undergraduate or graduate students taking a distributed systems course - each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and more available online.

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From the leading minds in the field, Distributed and Cloud Computing" is the first modern up-to-date distributed systems textbook. Starting with an overview of modern distributed models the book exposes the design principles systems architecture and innovative applications of parallel distributed and cloud computing systems. It will teach you how to create high-performance scalable

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"Grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, cloud computing are emergent fields that have attracted academia and industry over the last few years. It is expected that they will have a huge impact on many areas in business, science and engineering and society at large. The timely publication of this textbook will bring the newest technologies in distributed computing to students." – Yi Pan, Dept of Computer Science, Georgia State University

"Distributed and Cloud Computing is a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook that covers the convergence of high performance computing, distributed and cloud computing, virtualization, and grid computing. The authors integrate an awareness of application and technology trends that are shaping the future of computing. The book is an excellent resource for students as well as seasoned practitioners." –Thomas J. Hacker, Associate Professor, Purdue University

"It is very well organized in nine chapters that allow readers interested in certain subtopics such as design, theory, service-oriented architecture, and resource management to find that material cohesively collected into a chapter that serves those interests. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of distributed and cloud computing. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper- division undergraduates, graduate students, professionals/practitioners, and general readers."--CHOICE

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