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Distributed Systems

Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The goal of this course is to give an introduction to distributed computer systems by surveying various aspects of distributed systems, including: distributed systems architectures, networking and internetworking, distributed objects and remote invocation, security, distributed file systems, name services, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, and distributed transactions.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Distributed Systems are ubiquitous in modern computer systems. In general, any computing system composed of interconnected autonomous processors is a distributed system. Therefore, understanding how distributed systems are structured is paramount to master modern computer systems. This course is an introduction to distributed systems. It covers basic principles, architectures, and algorithms of distributed systems.

 

LEARNING METHODS
Classes, programming assignments, and project.


 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Midterm exam, project, and final exam.

 

REFERENCES

  • Distributed Systems (3rd edition), Maarten van Steen and Andrew S. Tanenbaum. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. (freely available at https://www.distributed-systems.net/index.php/books/ds3/)

People

 

Eugster P. T.

Course director

Pedone F.

Course director

Otoni R. B.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
6
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Computational Science, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year
Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing, Core course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Foundation course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Foundation course, Lecture, 2nd year
Master of Science in Management and Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year