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First Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems — Abstract

The Seven Deadly Sins of Distributed Systems

Steve Muir, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University


Applications developed for large-scale heterogeneous environments must address a number of challenges not faced in other networked computer systems such as LAN clusters. We describe some of the problems faced in implementing the PlanetLab Node Manager application and present general guidelines for application developers derived from those problems.
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