Distributed networks

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Web Science[1]

Distributed networking is a distributed computing networka group or system of interconnected people or things. system, said to be distributed when the computer programming and the data to be worked on are spread out across more than one computer.[2]

“A Distributed System is a collection of independent computers that appear to its users as a single coherent system”[3]

Hardware used in a distributed networksa group or system of interconnected people or things.

Any device can be used in a distributed networka group or system of interconnected people or things.. A mobile phone, a desktop computer, a laptop computer or maybe even a tablet device! The key point to remember is the devices are running a common set of software which allows a portion of the devices computing resources to be shared with other devices.

An important distinction

Please remember, for the rest of your life, the image below, and the distinction between centralized, decentralized, and distributed networksa group or system of interconnected people or things.. Although we are learning about web science in this article, this idea is used in many different areas of computer science. Image used from https://openclipart.org/detail/277506/Centralized-Decentralized-and-Distributed-Networks who have released this under the Creative Commons Zero 1.0 License

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Do you understand this?

From the IB: Students should be aware of developments in mobile technology that have facilitated the growth of distributed networksa group or system of interconnected people or things..

Standards

These standards are used from the IB Computer Science Subject Guide[4]

  • DescribeGive a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. the range of hardware used by distributed networksa group or system of interconnected people or things..

References

  1. http://www.flaticon.com/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_networking
  3. http://comp.ist.utl.pt/ec-ds/SistDist2IntroducaoAlunos.pdf
  4. IB Diploma Programme Computer science guide (first examinations 2014). Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: International Baccalaureate Organization. January 2012.