Silicon Press (1990) ISBN 0-929306-05-8
Prentice Hall International (1991) ISBN 0-13-722083-9
This book is concerned with how multiple computers can co-operate in executing single jobs. In particular the book discusses how the turnaround time of a job can be reduced by running different pieces of a job in parallel on multiple machines.
The author surveys languages for programming distributed systems and introduces a new model (the shared data-object model) and programming language (Orca).
This is an excellent book for those interested in programming distributed systems.
For more information, see the Preface and the Table of Contents.
Henri Bal is currently a lecturer in Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. His other publications include a book on Programming Language Essentials