Distributed Systems


Basic Information

Instructors: James Cheney and Rik Sarkar Assignment Web Page

Course structure

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

Drps page for the course

Course topics outline

  1. Introduction to Distributed Systems slides
  2. Fundamentals of distributed computation slides 1, slides 2, slides 3
  3. Time and global states (Coulouris et al. chapter on "Time and global state") slides 1, slides 2, slides 3
  4. Coordination and agreement (Coulouris et al. chapter on "Coordination and agreement") slides 1, slides 2, slides 3
  5. Peer to Peer Slides 1, Slides 2
  6. Distributed operating systems. Slides
  7. Security (Coulouris et al. chapter on "Security") Slides 1 Slides 2
  8. Course review/summary slides

Lecture schedule

There is no lecture on February 6.

There is no lecture on March 20. The final lecture will be a review of the course on March 24.


Related material

Last year's web page. Note that last year the course was run as a split level 10/11 course. This year it will be run only as a level 11 course.

Last Updated: 9 March 2014 -- Rik Sarkar

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