Fall 2023 - CMPT 431 D100
Distributed Systems (3)
Class Number: 6158
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2023
Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
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.
- 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
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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