Introduction to distributed systems

Sape J. Mullender

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    Abstract

    The first four decades of computer technology are each characterized by a different approach to the way computers were used. In the 1950s, programmers would reserve time on the computer and have the computer all to themselves while they were using it. In the 1960s, batch processing carne about. People would submit their jobs which were queued for processing. They would be run one at a time and the owners would pick up their output later. Time-shanng became the way people used computers in the 1970s so that users could share a computer under the illusion that they had it to themselves. The 1980s are the decade of personal computing: people have their own dedicated machine on their desks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1992 CERN School of Computing
    Subtitle of host publication30 August - 12 September 1992, L'Aquila, Italy: proceedings
    EditorsC. Verkerk
    Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
    PublisherCERN
    Pages29-46
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992
    Event15th CERN School of Computing, CSC 1992 - L'Aquila, Italy
    Duration: 30 Aug 199212 Sep 1992
    Conference number: 15

    Publication series

    NameCERN Report
    PublisherCERN
    NumberCERN-93-03

    Course

    Course15th CERN School of Computing, CSC 1992
    Abbreviated titleCSC
    CountryItaly
    CityL'Aquila
    Period30/08/9212/09/92

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