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Verteilte Systeme (VS) - Literatur (SS 2019)


Verteilte Systeme

Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten van Steen. Distributed systems: Principles and paradigms (2nd edition). Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2006.

George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg, and Gordon Blair. Distributed systems: Concepts and design. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2011.



Sun Microsystems. XDR: External data representation standard. RFC 1014, 1987.

Protocol Buffers

Google. Protocol Buffers developer guide – Encoding.


Barbara Liskov. Primitives for distributed computing. In Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '79), pages 33–42, 1979.


Steve Vinoski. CORBA: Integrating diverse applications within distributed heterogeneous environments. IEEE Communications Magazine, 35(2):46–55, 1997.


Procedure Calls

Andrew D. Birrell and Bruce Jay Nelson. Implementing remote procedure calls. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 2(1):39–59, 1984.


Barbara Liskov. Distributed programming in Argus. Communications of the ACM, 31(3):300–312, 1988.


Dave Winer. XML-RPC specification.



Barbara Liskov and Liuba Shrira. Promises: Linguistic support for efficient asynchronous procedure calls in distributed systems. In Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI '88), pages 260–267, 1988.


Edmund B. Nightingale, Peter M. Chen, and Jason Flinn. Speculative execution in a distributed file system. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 24(4):361–392, 2006.


James W. Stamos and David K. Gifford. Remote evaluation. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, 12(4):537–564, 1990.

Extensible ZooKeeper

Tobias Distler, Christopher Bahn, Alysson Bessani, Frank Fischer, and Flavio Junqueira. Extensible distributed coordination. In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '15), pages 143–158, 2015.

RDMA-basierte Fernaufrufe

Patrick Stuedi, Animesh Trivedi, Bernard Metzler, and Jonas Pfefferle. DaRPC: Data center RPC. In Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC '14), 2014.



Peter Bailis and Kyle Kingsbury. The network is reliable. ACM Queue, 12(7):20–32, 2014.

Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz. Fallacies of distributed computing explained. 2006.

Behandlung verwaister Fernaufrufe

Bruce Jay Nelson. Remote procedure call. Dissertation, Carnegie-Mellon University, CMU-CS-81-119, 1981.


Cary G. Gray and David R. Cheriton. Leases: An efficient fault-tolerant mechanism for distributed file cache consistency. In Proceedings of the 12nd Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '89), pages 202–210, 1989.


N-Version Programming

Liming Chen and Algirdas Avižienis. N-version programming: A fault-tolerance approach to reliability of software operation. In Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS-8), pages 3–9, 1978.


Fred B. Schneider. Implementing fault-tolerant services using the state machine approach: A tutorial. ACM Computer Survey, 22(4):299–319, 1990.


Navin Budhiraja, Keith Marzullo, Fred B. Schneider, and Sam Toueg. The Primary-Backup Approach. In Distributed Systems (2nd Edition), pages 199–216, 1993.



Christian Cachin, Rachid Guerraoui, and Lus Rodrigues. Introduction to reliable and secure distributed programming (2nd edition). Springer Publishing Company, Inc., 2011.


Leslie Lamport. The part-time parliament. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 16(2):133–169, 1998.

Jonathan Kirsch and Yair Amir. Paxos for system builders: An overview. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS '08), pages 14–18, 2008.



Doug Terry. Replicated data consistency explained through baseball. Communications of the ACM, 56(12):82–89, 2013.


Douglas B. Terry, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Ramakrishna Kotla, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Marcos K. Aguilera, and Hussam Abu-Libdeh. Consistency-based service level agreements for cloud storage. In Proceedings of the 24th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '13), pages 309–324, 2013.


Brian F. Cooper, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Utkarsh Srivastava, Adam Silberstein, Philip Bohannon, Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Nick Puz, Daniel Weaver, and Ramana Yerneni. PNUTS: Yahoo!'s hosted data serving platform. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 1(2):1277–1288, 2008.


Marc Shapiro, Nuno Preguiça, Carlos Baquero, and Marek Zawirski. Conflict-free replicated data types. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS '11), pages 386–400, 2011.



Diego Ongaro and John Ousterhout. In search of an understandable consensus algorithm. In Proceedings of the 2014 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC '14), pages 305–320, 2014.

Lesen und
Begutachten von

Srinivasan Keshav. How to read a paper. SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37(3):83–84, 2007.

Timothy Roscoe. Writing reviews for systems conferences. 2007.

Graham Cormode. How NOT to review a paper: The tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer. SIGMOD Record, 37(4):100–104, 2009.

Verteilte Synchronisation


David L. Mills. Internet time synchronization: The network time protocol. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 39(10):1482–1493, 1991.

Logische Uhren

Leslie Lamport. Time, clocks, and the ordering of events in a distributed system. Communications of the ACM, 21(7):558–565, 1978.

Colin J. Fidge. Timestamps in message-passing systems that preserve the partial ordering. In Proceedings of the 11th Australian Computer Science Conference (ACSC '88), pages 55–66, 1988.

Friedemann Mattern. Virtual time and global states of distributed systems. Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, 1(23):215–226, 1989.

Weitverteilte Systeme


Ankit Singla, Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran, P. Brighten Godfrey, and Bruce Maggs. The Internet at the speed of light. In Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets '14), pages 1–7, 2014.


Tom Leighton. Improving performance on the Internet. Communications of the ACM, 52(2):44–51, 2009.

Erik Nygren, Ramesh K. Sitaraman, and Jennifer Sun. The Akamai network: A platform for high-performance Internet applications. SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, 44(3):2–19, 2010.