CSCI 339 Spring 2014 Distributed Systems (Q)

This course studies the key design principles of distributed systems, which are collections of independent networked computers that function as single coherent systems. Covered topics include communication protocols, processes and threads, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, and security. Students also examine some specific real-world distributed systems case studies, ranging from the Internet to file systems. Class discussion is based on readings from the textbook and research papers. The goals of this course are to understand how large-scale computational systems are built, and to provide students with the tools necessary to evaluate new technologies after the course ends.
Class Format: lecture/laboratory
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on homework assignments, programming projects, and exams
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Prerequisites: CSCI 136 (Data Structures) or equivalent programming experience, and CSCI 237 (Computer Organization), or permission of the instructor
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Department Notes: project course
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 3230
CSCI339-01(S) LEC Distributed Systems (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Jeannie R Albrecht
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Chemistry 202 3230
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