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Building a distributed system on Amazon Web Services

Would simply using AWS to build an application make this application a distributed system? For example if someone uses RDS for the database server, EC2 for the application itself and S3 for hosting ...
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1answer
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What logic is used to control Lock and Update actions in P2P networks? (similar to Bitcoin)

Bitcoin relies on Proof of Work (hashing) to control the writing to a central repository (the blockchain). It also relies on a set of rules for these updates, and defines what happens if a conflict ...
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1answer
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Is a grid or p2p architecture a subset of a broker architecture?

Is a grid or p2p architecture a subset of a broker architecture? what are the key features that make these similar or distinct?
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Good books to learn distributed computing [closed]

Are there any good books to learn about distributed computing ? I work on large scale java applications. Recently my colleagues started talking about things like distributed cache, load balancing, ...
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2answers
717 views

How to implement a lightweight clustered architecture for a distributed application

I currently have a distributed application that runs on multiple embedded PCs. The whole application is composed of one master server and several nodes. Each node is an embedded PC that runs Windows 7 ...
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3answers
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Promoting scalability in small business applications

I am part of a small software company that specializes in small to medium-sized business applications and my experience with distributed architectures/SOA is limited. Please let me know if I'm going ...