Distributed Systems

Basic Information

Instructor: Rik Sarkar

Announcements

  1. Assignment is announced
  2. First class is on Monday September 15.

Lectures

  1. Introduction
  2. Algorithm basics
  3. Distributed minimum spanning trees
  4. Time and ordering of events.
  5. Clocks and ordering
  6. Global states and snapshots
  7. Predicates and Mutual Exclusion
  8. Communication and system models
  9. Assignment discussion
  10. Failure detectors and Leader Election
  11. Multicast and agreeement
  12. Termination, Operating Systems.

Assignment

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Course structure

Final Exam: 75%. Coursework: 25% -- One assignment with programming and theory.

The assignment was given out on October 7 on this web page and will be due on November 6 at 4pm. Feedback will be available 3 weeks after due date.

FEEDBACK: Assignment scores and comments explaining deduction of marks. Assignment will be discussed in class. Please use that opportunity to evaluate your understanding.

Last year's web page.

Drps page for the course


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