In this track, we present longer interviews about research topics.
Our first interview is about distributed computing. Almost every aspect of our lives is influenced by distributed systems: large-scale networks such as the Internet as well as multiprocessor systems (multi-core PCs and high-performance computers) are omnipresent. The efficient operation of such systems requires distributed computing. This interview focuses on some of the fundamental issues underlying the design of distributed systems and networks: communication, coordination, fault-tolerance and parallelism.