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Parallel and Distributed Programming Using C++ by Tracey Hughes, Cameron Hughes

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Chapter 10. Visualizing Concurrent and Distributed System Design

 

“Unnamed thinking which I would like to suggest may be common with us. Our brainwaves are very often wordless. We often quite suddenly perceive correct solutions to problems with which we have been striving for a long time before we have decided we will name them in one language or another. ... Very many ideas come to us in wordless form . . .”

 
 --O. Koehler, The Ability of Birds to Count

A model of a system is the body of information gathered for the purpose of studying the system so it can be better understood by the developers and maintainers of the system. When a system is modeled, ...

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