Distributed Processing Algorithms

Chris Pressey cpressey@REDACTED
Wed May 28 22:08:10 CEST 2003

On Wed, 28 May 2003 05:33:09 -0700
Jay Nelson <jay@REDACTED> wrote:

> Anybody have recommended reading on the topic of
> Distributed Processing Algorithms?  I am looking for
> seminal texts, papers, research or even speculation.
> My interest is how to express computation in a fully
> distributed network of equal CPUs, without resorting
> to a task manager or other such process.  I want the
> nodes to independently decide what to do, yet the
> group as a whole needs to coordinate their activate
> with the least amount of overlap in computation or
> negotiation.  I am trying to avoid introducing single
> points of failure.
> jay

One thing to look into might be Linda:


I'm actually a bit surprised that I haven't heard of anyone working on
an Erlang-Linda project, but then, I think you can maybe get 80% of the
same functionality with subscription to distributed Mnesia database
events, so maybe it's not that surprising.


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