Distributed Processing Systems

Distributed Processing Systems

Distributed Processing Systems

Distributed Processing Systems

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In the past few years, the trend has been toward the "small computer" for business and away from the large, centralized computer. This new thrust in DP operations was predicted years ago by many computer experts. As an example, Captain Grace Murray Hopper forecasted the trend in 1973. At the time, she said, "There was never any rule which said that accounts receivable and payroll had to be on the same computer. Once we go to the minicomputers and dispersed computing, we will be able to devote those computers functionally to a particular job . . . put them where they are needed and give them to the people who need them and must use them."

Distributed processing has opened up a whole new train of thought. Although the technology has been around for some time, it needed a push. The impetus for distributed processing came from utilizing large computers for most DP activities which caused large data input bottlenecks and also created situations where the feedback of the business data necessary to run the business occurred, after long . . .

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