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Sunday, April 15, 2007
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"The hard problems in distributed computing are not the problems of how to get things on and off the wire. The hard problems in distributed computing concern dealing with partial failure and the lack of a central resource manager. The hard problems in distributed computing concern insuring adequate performance and dealing with problems of concurrency. The hard problems have to do with differences in memory access paradigms between local and distributed entities. People attempting to write distributed applications quickly discover that they are spending all of their efforts in these areas and not on the communications protocol programming interface.
- A Note on Distributed Computing by Samuel C. Kendall, Jim Waldo, Ann Wollrath and Geoff Wyant

A very good read, and still relevant after 13 years! Thanks for the pointer, Steve.

Tags:: Architecture
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