CSCI 5673/ECEN 5673: Distributed Systems
• Name: Shivakant Mishra
• Office: Fleming 406
• Office Hours: Monday: 2:00-3:00 PM; Wednesday: 10-11 AM
• Phone: (303) 492-4686
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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.
• CSCI 5273 or a course in Computer Networks.
Selected papers from literature.
CSCI 5673–Mishra–Distributed Systems at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu/
Grading (Weights assigned are tentative)
Š Homework and programming assignments: 40%
Š Course Project: 20%
Š Exams and quizzes: 40%
• Homework assignments comprised of questions from lecture material and papers will be posted on Moodle every two or three weeks. You will typically have one week to submit the answers after an assignment has been posted.
• There will be four to five programming assignments during the semester. You will have two-three weeks to work on an assignment.
• Course project will be a semester-long team project. Details will be provided in class.
• There will be a midterm exam and a final exam, and several short quizzes.
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