This book intends to inculcate the innovative ideas for the scheduling aspect in distributed computing systems. Although the models in this book have been designed for distributed systems, the same information is applicable for any type of system. The book will dramatically improve the design and management of the processes for industry professionals. It deals exclusively with the scheduling aspect, which finds little space in other distributed operating system books. Structured for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry, this book is also suitable as a reference for graduate-level students.