Distributed Systems 2

News

In 2017/18, the cour­se will be suspen­ded, becau­se of the chan­ge of seme­ster and the depen­den­cy on Distributed Systems 1. It will return regu­lar­ly in 2018/19. The sug­ge­sted order in which the two cour­ses should be com­ple­ted is as follows:

  • For regu­lar students: 
    • 2nd seme­ster, 1st year: Distributed Systems 1
    • 1st seme­ster, 2nd year: Distributed Systems 2
  • For stu­den­ts who have alrea­dy taken Distributed Systems 1 in the Bachelor degree: 
    • 1st seme­ster, 1st year: Distributed Systems 2

Objectives

The Distributed Systems 2 cour­se builds on the basic notions pre­sen­ted in Distributed Systems 1. The goal of this cour­se is to pro­vi­de stu­den­ts with an under­stan­ding of the main algo­ri­th­mic tech­ni­ques and desi­gn options in the imple­men­ta­tion of modern distri­bu­ted systems. Consider it as cour­se on “Distributed Algorithms (and Data Structures)”; the focus is on the prin­ci­ples, rather than on a par­ti­cu­lar tech­no­lo­gy. Concretely, this inclu­des the fol­lo­wing objectives:

  • Create an aware­ness of the major tech­ni­cal chal­len­ges in distri­bu­ted algo­ri­thms desi­gn and implementation;
  • Expose stu­den­ts to cur­rent tech­ni­ques used to sol­ve the afo­re­men­tio­ned challenges;
  • Provide expe­rien­ce in the imple­men­ta­tion of typi­cal algo­ri­thms used in distri­bu­ted systems.
  • Expose stu­den­ts to cur­rent tech­no­lo­gy and distri­bu­ted infra­struc­tu­re software.

The cour­se will inclu­de 10 lab ses­sions in which stu­den­ts are asked to imple­ment some of the algo­ri­thms that are discus­sed in the theo­ry lectures.

Prerequisites

Students are expec­ted to know Java and to have com­ple­ted the Distributed Systems 1 course.

In order to enroll in this cour­se, you are requi­red to fill this form (dead­li­ne: March 1st).