Software Support for Fully Distributed/Loosely Coupled Processing Systems. Volume 1.
Final technical rept. 20 Aug 81-31 Dec 82,
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The development and operation of very loosely-coupled distributed processing systems presents several new challenges. These Challenges, or differences from the techniques applicable to centralized systems, result primarily from the environment that is involved -- a multiplicity of logical and physical resources that are very loosely-coupled, a highly distributed and decentralized control system, and the autonomous and asynchronous operation of the various components. This report identifies the system support capabilities necessary to support the design, analysis, implementation, operation, utilization, and management of fully distributed, loosely-coupled, data processing systems. These system support capabilities are divided into three categories - software development support tools, distributed system design facilities, and operational support capabilities. Selected support capabilities are described, together with the rationale for the services that they will provide. Estimates are presented for the resources and facilities required to design and implement selected support capabilities. Also provided is a development priority for the support capabilities. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems