Distributed Systems, 6 credits (TDDD25)

Distribuerade system, 6 hp

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Petru Eles

Director of studies or equivalent

Ahmed Rezine

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Systems Technology) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o/v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Computer Systems Architecture) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MDAV Computer Science, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MELE Electronics Engineering, Master's programme (System-on-Chip) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering (Systems Technology) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o/v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering (Computer Systems Architecture) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science, Master's programme
  • Electronics Engineering, Master's programme
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Concurrent Programming and operating system or Real Time and Concurrent Programming

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical knowledge, understanding, and practical skills regarding modern distributed systems and the related techniques, algorithms and tools. After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Identify the essential difficulties and specific problems in designing and implementing a complex distributed system.
  • Understand the theoretical aspects at the heart of distributed systems and relate them to the problematic of distributed applications.
  • Analyze the requirements of the system and find solutions for various problems, based on a solid theoretical understanding of the area.
  • Compare alternative solutions with regard to various parameters and relate to the actual distributed application and its requirements.
  • Understand the specific features of certain distributed applications, such as real-time or fault-tolerant systems, and master the adequate solutions.
  • Design a distributed application and implement it using the CORBA environment.
  • Course content

    Introduction, models and overall architecture of distributed systems, services and different forms of transparency in distributed systems, communication in distributed systems, distributed heterogeneous applications and CORBA, time and state in distributed systems, distributed mutual exclusion, real-time distributed systems, replication, and fault tolerance.

    Teaching and working methods

    The course consists of lectures and laboratory assignments.

    Examination

    TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
    LAB1Laboratory workU, G2 credits

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Department

    Institutionen för datavetenskap

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Ahmed Rezine

    Examiner

    Petru Eles

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

    Course literature

    George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg: "Distributed Systems - Concepts and Design" 5th Edition, Addison Wesley Publishing Comp., 2011.
    George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg: "Distributed Systems - Concepts and Design" 5th Edition, Addison Wesley Publishing Comp., 2011.
    TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
    LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 2 credits

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