CSCI 5673/ECEN 5673: Distributed Systems

Spring 2017

 

Instructor

 

       Name: Shivakant Mishra

       Office: ECCR 1B05 G.

       Office Hours: TBD

       Phone: (303) 492-4686.

       Email: mishras AT cs DOT colorado DOT e-d-u

 

Teaching Assistant and Graders

 

       TBD

 

Short Description

 

A distributed system is comprised of multiple computing devices interconnected with one another via a loosely-connected network. Almost all computing systems and applications today are distributed in nature for a variety of reasons, including resource sharing, fault tolerance, performance, security and geography. This course provides an in-depth coverage of the underlying principles and practices involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of a distributed system. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on the foundations of distributed system design, and the second part will focus on the current, state-of-the-art distributed systems technologies, including Internet-based services as well as distributed services built using small, mobile computing devices.

 

Prerequisite

 

       CSCI 5273 or a course in Computer Networks.

 

Reading Material

 

Š      Selected papers from literature.

 

Class webpage:

 

Š      CSCI 5673–Mishra–Distributed Systems at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu

 

Grading

 

Policies

 

       You are expected to attend all lectures. If you miss a lecture, you are responsible for finding out the material covered in that lecture. If you miss an exam, a grade of zero will be assigned, unless a valid excuse is given.

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See policies at
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/classbehavior.html and at
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/code.html#student_code

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