Distributed computer systems: Four case studies

@article{Gray1987DistributedCS,
  title={Distributed computer systems: Four case studies},
  author={J. N. Gray and Matthew Anderton},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={1987},
  volume={75},
  pages={719-726}
}
Distributed computer applications built from off-the-shelf hard-ware and software are increasingly common. This paper examines four such distributed systems with contrasting degrees of decentralized hardware, control, and redundancy. The first is a one-site system, the second is a node-replicated system at a remote site for disaster backup, the third is a multi-site system with central control, and the fourth is a multi-site system with node autonomy. The application, design rationale, and… CONTINUE READING
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