Questions tagged [distributed-systems]

A distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous computers, connected through a network and distribution middleware, which enables computers to coordinate their activities and to share the resources of the system, so that users perceive the system as a single, integrated computing facility.

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Shedding light on “cyber-physical systems”

These days, one often hears of cyber-physical systems. Reading on the subject, though, it is very unclear how those systems differ from distributed and/or embedded systems. Examples from Wikipedia ...
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What can this picture/data tell?

I've implemented a model of a ball-on-plate plant and am controlling it over a network. Below is the open loop output when excited by successive sinusoidal inputs with increasing frequencies. I know ...
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How many quadcopters would it take to lift a burrito?

I am investigating a possible business opportunity in which quadcopters perform high-precision nutritional delivery via a burrito medium. I have never used a burrito, but I have read on the internet ...
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How to configure a DC power distribution bus

If you have a distributed system of DC motors, sensors and microcontrollers, is power usually distributed over a single high volt bus, using DC converters where needed? Or is it typical to implement ...