- Resource sharing
- Device sharing
- Flexibility to spread load
- Incremental growth
- Inherent distribution
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Umich.edu: Introduction to distributed system
Here is the link of lecture notes.
More than one physical computer, each consisting of CPUs, local memory, and possibly stable storage, and I/O paths to connect it with the environment.
Mechanisms for communicating with other nodes via a network.
If a subset of nodes cooperate to provide a service, a shared state is maintained by these nodes. The shared state is distributed or replicated among the participants.