Gayn B. Winters

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Building distributed systems for international usage requires addressing many architectural and practical issues. Key to the efficient construction of such systems, modularity in systems and in run-time libraries allows greater reuse of components and thus permits incremental improvements to multilingual systems. Using safe software practices, such as(More)
Transaction processing is the common theme forpapers in this issue. The automatic teller machine on our cover represents one of the many businesses that rely on TP systems. If we could look behind the familiar machine, we would see the products and technologies-here symbolized by linked databases-that support reliable and speedyprocessing of transactions(More)
Cover Design The cover design captures two major concepts in this issue-symmetry andparallelism. At the hardware level, the AlphaServer multiprocess-ing systemsprovide symmetrical access to hardware system resources. Asprocessors are added to the multiprocessing system, the DEC OSF/l operating system provides the parallelism that allows applications to take(More)
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