Distributed Processing Systems

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QUESTIONS
1. Under what circumstances should a dedicated communications network be used? Explain.
2. What types of network architecture are generally found in a distributed processing system? Why?
3.
a. Differentiate between partitioned and replicated data bases.
b. What is the major problem with each type?
4. How important is the network control center in a typical distributed network? Explain.
5. What techniques are available to managers of network control centers for maintaining reliable network operations?
6. Give at least one example of a distributed processing network at the third- system level.

SELECTED REFERENCES

Auberbach Editorial Staff, "What Is Network Architecture?" Computer Decisions, June 1976.

Bizarro, L. A., "Networking Computers for Process Control," Chemical Engineering, Dec. 6, 1976.

Booth, G. M., "Distributed Information Systems," AFIPS Conference Proceedings (National Computer Conference), Vol. 45, 1976.

Buckley, J. E., "Shared User Networks," Computer Design, June 1977.

Caswell, S., "Satellite Business Systems: The Start of Something Big," Computer Decisions, March 1977.

Chou, W., "Planning and Design of Data Communications Networks," AFIPS Conference Proceedings (National Computer Conference), Vol. 43, 1974.

Cotton, I. W., "Network Control Centers," Computer Decisions, Sept. 1976.

-----, "Network Security," Computer Decisions, April 1977.

-----, "Minicomputers in Networks," Computer Decisions, May 1977.

Doll, D. R., "Relating Networks to Three Kinds of Distributed Function," Data Communications, March 1977.

Fidlow, D., "System Trade-Offs: Dedicated and Dialed Networks," Datamation, April 1973.

Foster, J. D., "Distributive Processing for Banking," Datamation, July 1976.

Fotts, H. C., and Cotton, I. W., "Interfaces: New Standards Catch up with Technology," Data Communications, June 1977.

Foy, N., and Helgason, W., "Europe Claims the Lead in Banking," Datamation, July 1976.

Glover, R., and Klingman, D., "A Practitioner's Guide to the State of LargeScale Network and Network-Related Problems,"

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