Distributed Systems

Basic Information

Instructor: Rik Sarkar


  1. First class is on Monday September 15.


  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

Course structure

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

The assignment will be given out on October 7 on this web page and will be due on November 6 at 4pm. Submission will be through the submit command. 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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