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Distributed Computing by Mukesh Singhal, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani

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CHAPTER 2

A model of distributed computations

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A distributed system consists of a set of processors that are connected by a communication network. The communication network provides the facility of information exchange among processors. The communication delay is finite but unpredictable. The processors do not share a common global memory and communicate solely by passing messages over the communication network. There is no physical global clock in the system to which processes have instantaneous access. The communication medium may deliver messages out of order, messages may be lost, garbled, or duplicated due to timeout and retransmission, processors ...

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