A collection of (probably heterogeneous) automata whose distribution is
transparent to the user so that the system appears as one local machine. This is
in contrast to a network, where the user is aware that there are several
machines, and their location, storage replication, load balancing and
functionality is not transparent. Distributed systems usually use some kind of
Distributed systems are considered by some to be the "next wave" of computing.
Distributed Computing Environment is the Open Software Foundation's software
architecture for distributed systems.
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