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The physics of distributed information systems
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Computational Biology, CB.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 473, no 1, 012017- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper aims to introduce Distributed Systems as a field where the ideas and methods of physics can potentially be applied, and to provide entry points to a wide literature. The contributions of Leslie Lamport, inspired by Relativity Theory, and of Edsger Dijkstra, which has the flavor of a growth process, are discussed at some length. The intent of the author is primarily to stimulate interest in the statistical physics community, and the discussions are therefore framed in a non-technical language; the author apologizes in advance to readers from the computer science side for the unavoidable impreciseness and ambiguities.

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2013. Vol. 473, no 1, 012017- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140965DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/473/1/012017ISI: 000336211600017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891779527OAI: diva2:693895
ELC International Meeting on Inference, Computation, and Spin Glasses, ICSG 2013; Sapporo; Japan; 28 July 2013 through 30 July 2013

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Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-02-05Bibliographically approved

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