An Introduction to Distributed and Parallel Computing
by Joel M. Crichlow
A core text for an introductory course in distributed and parallel computing, a supplement for a mainstream course introducing information systems or related topics, or additional reading for a specialized course on a neighboring topic. Assumes a basic knowledge of programming, data structures, file design, operating systems, and computer organization, but no background in communications technology. A technical overview encompassing both hardware and software aspects. First published in 1988. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.