CSE 5306 Distributed Systems (Spring 2015)

Midterm exam: 3:30PM-5:00PM on March 19, 2015 @ PKH 204 (both sections) Midterm Exam Topics

Final exam: 3:30PM-5:00PM on May 7, 2015 @ PKH 204 (both sections) Final Exam Topics

Dr. Donggang Liu
Office: ERB 555
Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Voice: 817-272-0741; Fax: 817-272-3784
Email: dliu (at) uta (dot) edu

Teaching Assistant:
Section 1: Ahmed rumee, Sarker T (sarker.ahmedrumee@mavs.uta.edu)
Section 4: Harshavardha N. Gorla (harshavardha.gorla@mavs.uta.edu)

Class Time and Location:
Section 1: TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM (ERB 129)
Section 4: TuTh 3:30PM - 4:50PM (COBA 252)

Class Webpage: http://ranger.uta.edu/~dliu/courses/ds/


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Course Objective:

Hardware and software issues in modern distributed systems. Topics may include distributed architecture, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, security, and distributed file systems. Examples from current popular distributed systems such as peer-to-peer (P2P) systems will be analyzed.

Expected Outcomes:

From this class the student will gain enough understanding of distributed operating systems, be able to explain the principles underlying the functioning of distributed systems as well as how these principles are applied in distributed systems and what the problems and challenges are. The student will understand and estimate the impact of different design choices, system features on distributed systems

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