Fall 2021 - CMPT 431 D100

Distributed Systems (3)

Class Number: 4618

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • 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-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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:

Topics

  • Principles of Parallel Algorithm Design
  • Shared Memory Programming
  • Distributed Memory Model & Programming
  • Consistency Models
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Scalable Analytics

Grading

NOTES:

Details about grading will be discussed in the first week of class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • 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

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

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