Artificial Time-emergent Interdependence in a Distributed Computing System

Artificial Time-emergent Interdependence in a Distributed Computing System

By: Peter H. Barnett (author)Hardback

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Examines interdependence in a distributed computing system. An experimental design is proposed and is shown to be minimal and sufficient to achieve indefinitely sustained liveness of the community. The design is placed in the context of the theory of concurrent events in distributed computing.

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS i ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii PREFACE by Edmondo Danon iii INTRODUCTION 1 I. MOTIVATION OF THE STUDY AND ITS EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 7 II. OVERVIEW OF OBSERVED BEHAVIOR 37 III. THE ACTIVATION SEQUENCE 43 IV. CHARACTER PATTERNS OBSERVED IN THE ACTIVATIONS 53 V. COMPLEX REPEATING STRUCTURES 63 VI. THE ADVANCE RIPPLE EFFECT 73 VII. SIMULTANEITY IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING RESEARCH 79 VIII. THE MEANING OF TIME IN COMPUTATION 91 IX. AN AUTONOMOUS TEMPORAL MICROSYSTEM 101

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773473768
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780773473768
  • ISBN10: 0773473769

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