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|Instructor:||Prof. Jeannie Albrecht|
Mon 10-11:30am EDT, Wed 2-3:30pm EDT, Fri 2-3:30pm EDT via Zoom
|Class Meeting Times:||MTh 1:10-2:25pm in
Distributed Systems, Principles and Paradigms,
by Tanenbaum and Van Steen, 2nd ed.
There is a free digital version available using the above link.
The bookstore also has paperback copies for $35.
I will make a few hardcover copies available in TCL 312.
Updated 3rd edition is available here (but readings refer to 2nd ed chapters).
Distributed Systems, Concepts and Design,
by Coulouris, Dollimore, and Kindberg, 5th ed.
I will make a few copies of this available for reference in TCL 312, as well.
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.
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