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Category:Distributed computing

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All aspects of distributed computing including client-server systems, peer to peer computing and file servers are included in this category

The Jet Propulsion Lab Voyager with radioisotope generators in 1986
The Jet Propulsion Lab Voyager with radioisotope generators in 1986


  • Client-server systems - a distributed application that partitions tasks between the providers of a service, or servers, and requesters, or clients
  • Collaborative work - technologies that facilitate collaboration and connection between work teams, such as wikis
  • Database machines - or back end processor, either a computer or special hardware that stores and retrieves data from a database
  • Diffserv networks - or differentiated service networks, a computer networking architecture that specifies a scalable mechanism for classifying and managing network traffic on modern IP networks
  • Distributed databases - a database in which storage devices are not all attached to a common CPU
  • Distributed information systems - computers or systems that distribute information and computing across multiple platforms
  • File servers - a computer attached to a network whose purpose is providing shared disk access
  • Internet - a global system of interconnected computer networks that use Standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • Metacomputing - all computing used for the research and development and application of different kinds of computing
  • Peer to peer computing - or P2P, a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads among peers


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.