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Christopher Meiklejohn on A Note on Distributed Computing

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Streamed live on Aug 28, 2014

We will look at A Note on Distributed Computing, a technical report published at Sun Microsystems in November of 1994. This paper specifically focuses on the idea that attempting to provide a unified view of objects, whether they are local or remote, is mistaken. We will briefly discuss the history of this model, starting with the remote procedure call (RPC) mechanism, discuss the differences between non-distributed and distributed objects, and finally provide an example of lessons learned given the problems in Sun’s Network File System (NFS).

Christopher Meiklejohn is a Senior Software Engineer with Basho Technologies, Inc. and a graduate student in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

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