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Distributed/Network application development that is user focused but NOT web application development

I was curious, what other architectures exist for business or user focused development that aren't written using web applications. Are these architectures used today? If you are or were in the ...
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How do I get into a career in distributed systems?

I am enamored by reliable distributed systems and want to spend my career improving them rather than merely using them to write the same CRUD applications over and over. What experience will convince ...
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Making a virtual supercomputer with distributed P2P computing

I was just having this idea once and wondering if there's any possibility to harness the power of p2p distributed computing to make a virtual supercomputer with the following features: Works like a ...
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PGAS Systems in the wild [closed]

Has anyone had any experiences with developing a Partitioned Global Address Space product or system, or an application that used PGAS, or anything PGAS-like? I'm looking for insights, warstories, and ...
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Research paper on distributed computing - Advice?

I am writing my first research paper on distributed storage systems. We also have a prototype working (partially). The project was a complete implementation based project where we envisage to take ...
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Gossip protocol in a Ring topology

I am implementing a gossip based membership detection mechanism. Lets say we have a ring topology, i.e. node1 only knows about the 2 nodes (node4 and node2) around it. node1 ...
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What are the solutions to the Distributed Queue problem?

I am trying to learn more about the various ways that the problem of a Distributed Queue may be solved. So I would like know what products, services, implementations and research papers that are ...
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MapReduce explained with diagrams?

I'm searching for an explanation of how MapReduce works with visuals. Specifically, a flow chart of actions and pictures of how it deals with information on the stack/memory in parallel to return. ...