The Locus Distributed System Architecture



Computer Systems Consisting Of Many Machines Will Be The Norm Within A Few Years However, Making A Collection Of Machines Appear As A Single, Coherent System In Which The Location Of Files, Servers, Programs, Or Users Is Invisible To Users Who Do Not Wish To Know Is A Very Difficult Problem LOCUS, A Distributed Version Of The Popular Operating System Unix, Provides An Excellent Solution It Makes A Collection Of Computers, Whether They Are Workstations Or Mainframes, As Easy To Use As A Single Computer By Providing A Set Of Supports For The Underlying Network That Is Virtually Invisible To Users And Applications Programs This Network Transparency Dramatically Reduces The Cost Of Developing And Maintaining Software, And Considerably Improves The User Model Of The System It Also Permits A Variety Of System Configurations, Including Diskless Workstations, Full Duplex I O To Large Mainframes, Transparently Shared Peripherals, And Incremental Growth From One Workstation To A Large Network Including Mainframes With No Effect On Applications Software Required To Take Advantage Of The Altered Configurations In Addition To Transparent, Distributed Operation, LOCUS Features Also Include High Performance And Reliability Full Unix Compatibility, Support For Heterogeneous Machines And Systems, Automatic Management Of Replicated File Storage And Architectural Extensions To Support Extensive Interprocess Communication And InternetworkingContentsThe LOCUS Architecture Distributed Operation And Transparency The LOCUS Distributed Filesystem Remote Tasking Filesystem Recovery Dynamic Reconfiguration Of LOCUS Heterogeneity System Management Appendixes LOCUS Version Vector Mechnism LOCUS Internal Network MessagesThe LOCUS Distributed System Architecture Is Included In The Computer Systems Series, Edited By Herb SchwetmanThe Locus Distributed System Architecture

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  • Hardcover
  • The Locus Distributed System Architecture
  • Gerald Popek
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 0262161028

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