Rapid advances in networking and microprocessor technologies have led to the emergence of Internet-wide distributed computing systems ranging from simple LAN-based clusters to planetary-scale networks. As these network computing systems evolve by combining the best features of existing systems, differences among NCs are blurring. To address this problem, researchers have proposed formal taxonomies of NC systems. We propose a new taxonomy that is both broad enough to encompass all NC systems and simple enough to be widely used.
M. Maheswaran and S. Ali, "A Taxonomy of Network Computing Systems," Computer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2004.148
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Internet; Internet-Wide Distributed Computing Systems; LAN-Based Clusters; Ad Hoc Networks; Client-Server Systems; Microprocessor Technology; Network Computing System Taxonomy; Network Operating Systems; Networking Technology; Open Systems; Planetary-Scale Networks; Workstation Clusters
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