The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing

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The Eight Fallacies ofDistributed ComputingPeter DeutschEssentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.1. The network is reliable2. Latency is zero3. Bandwidth is infinite4. The network is secure5. Topology doesn’t change6. There is one administrator7. Transport cost is zero8. The network is homogeneousFor more details, read the article by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz

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