Broadcast disks: data management for asymmetric communication environments

Broadcast Disks: Data Management for Asymmetric Communication Environments - Acharya et al. 1997. (This is the fourth of Peter Alvaro's 'desert island paper' selections). Do you remember teletext? Before the web, this was the only on-demand information service for the general population. In the UK, we had the wonderful Ceefax. You would choose your page ... Continue Reading

Generative Communication in Linda

Generative Communication in Linda - Gelernter 1985 This is the second of five papers selected by Peter Alvaro as part of his 'Desert Island papers' nominations. Generative communication is the basis of a new distributed programming language called Linda... Where most distributed languages are partially distributed in space and nondistributed in time, Linda is fully ... Continue Reading