Fall 2021 - CMPT 431 D100
Distributed Systems (3)
Class Number: 4618
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 20, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 300, 371, both with a minimum grade of C-.
An introduction to distributed systems: systems consisting of multiple physical components connected over a network. Architectures of such systems, ranging from client-server to peer-to-peer. Distributed systems are analyzed via case studies of real network file systems, replicated systems, sensor networks and peer-to-peer systems. Hands-on experience designing and implementing a complex distributed system. Students with credit for CMPT 401 before September 2008 may not take this course for further credit.
The course aims to provide an understanding of principles involved in designing modern parallel and distributed software systems. It focuses on the fundamentals of parallel algorithm design and parallel programming techniques by covering key concepts like concurrency, synchronization, consistency models and fault tolerance.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Principles of Parallel Algorithm Design
- Shared Memory Programming
- Distributed Memory Model & Programming
- Consistency Models
- Fault Tolerance
- Scalable Analytics
Details about grading will be discussed in the first week of class.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Maurice Herlihy and Nir Shavit, Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2012, 9780123977953
- Distributed Computing: Principles, Algorithms, and Systems, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani and Mukesh Singhal, Cambridge University Press, 2008, 9780511805318
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