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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Distributed Systems Research


This area explores issues in running applications on distributed systems with an emphasis on wide-area and wireless environments. Theoretical and practical aspects are important components of this research. Applications include: web information systems, e-commerce, mobile computing, and naming services. Research is focused on the investigation of middleware solutions including: the communication network of the application, client-server models versus peer-to-peer models, caching, and application quality of service.


  • Capacity Planning
  • Consistency Issues in Distributed Applications
  • Content Distribution
  • Fault Tolerance and Load Balancing
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Resource Discovery and Naming


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