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Distributed computing with a processor bank

J.M. Bacon, I.M. Leslie, R.M. Needham

April 1989, 15 pages


The Cambridge Distributed Computing System (CDCS) was designed some ten years ago and was in everyday use at the Computer Laboratory until December 1988. An overview of the basic design of CDCS is given, an outline of its evolution and a description of the distributed systems research projects that were based on it. Experience has shown that a design based on a processor bank leads to a flexible and extensible distributed system.

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  author =	 {Bacon, J.M. and Leslie, I.M. and Needham, R.M.},
  title = 	 {{Distributed computing with a processor bank}},
  year = 	 1989,
  month = 	 apr,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-168}