Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming

Authors: Cachin, Christian, Guerraoui, Rachid, Rodrigues, Luís

  • Introduces fundamental reliable and secure distributed programming abstractions, and offers algorithms to implement these abstractions
  • Incremental approach explores basic abstractions before moving to more sophisticated concepts
  • The book functions as a complete practical reference to the basics of reliable distributed programming applications
  • Includes a companion set of running examples implemented in Java
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In modern computing a program is usually distributed among several processes. The fundamental challenge when developing reliable and secure distributed programs is to support the cooperation of processes required to execute a common task, even when some of these processes fail. Failures may range from crashes to adversarial attacks by malicious processes.

Cachin, Guerraoui, and Rodrigues present an introductory description of fundamental distributed programming abstractions together with algorithms to implement them in distributed systems, where processes are subject to crashes and malicious attacks. The authors follow an incremental approach by first introducing basic abstractions in simple distributed environments, before moving to more sophisticated abstractions and more challenging environments. Each core chapter is devoted to one topic, covering reliable broadcast, shared memory, consensus, and extensions of consensus. For every topic, many exercises and their solutions enhance the understanding

This book represents the second edition of "Introduction to Reliable Distributed Programming". Its scope has been extended to include security against malicious actions by non-cooperating processes. This important domain has become widely known under the name "Byzantine fault-tolerance".

About the authors

Rachid Guerraoui is Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (LPD), at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Luís E. T. Rodrigues is Professor (Professor Catedrático) at the Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in Portugal. Christian Cachin works at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15260-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15260-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15259-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42327-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 367
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