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An Introduction to QNX Transparent Distributed Processing

November 2011
6 pages
An Introduction to QNX Transparent Distributed Processing

Imagine if any device in a network could access the hardware resources of any other device as easily as devices now share data. In this paper we introduce QNX transparent distributed processing (TDP), and explain how this technology can be used to connect disparate devices into a single logical computer. We present examples of how TDP can be used to meet requirements ranging from reducing hardware component counts to building fault-tolerant systems with hundreds of processors.


What Is Transparent Distributed Processing? — Fault-tolerant systems — Distributed message passing — Industry-standard POSIX interfaces — Location transparency though GNS — Redundant links for fault tolerance — Reliable delivery — Transport independence — Conclusion [+]

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Yi Zheng

Yi Zheng

Yi Zheng is the product manager responsible for the safety product certified to IEC 61508 SIL3 and security product certified to Common Criteria EAL4+ at QNX Software Systems. She also manages the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the QNX Momentics tool suite.

Prior to joining QNX, Yi worked at Entrust Technologies, Autodesk and Nortel Networks, designing a wide range of software applications. She holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Carleton University, a Master's in Business Administration from Queen’s University, and is a Certified Management Accountant.

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