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Why we need Distributed System? thx!  RSS feed

 
Javan Li
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And what does it mean?
 
Prakash Dwivedi
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have you ever used yahoo chat or any other chat program. That is one of the application of distributed computing.
 
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Basically it just means that you need multiple computers to talk to one another while running the program.

Most modern distributed programs use RMI, CORBA, Jini, or some other system to have the objects in their program actually talk to one another, as opposed to building systems that talk to one another, as this usually involves duplicating data.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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