CSE 5306 Distributed Systems (Fall 2014)

Midterm Exam: Oct 16, 2014 (Section 1: LS 424, Section 3 PKH 104) from 11AM to 12:20PM

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Final Exam: Dec 2nd (Tuesday), 2014 (Section 1: ERB 103, Section 3 WH 308) from 3:30PM to 5:00PM

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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)
Office location: ERB 556
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm

Section 3: Harshavardha N. Gorla (dsgta5306@gmail.com)
Office location: TBA
Office hours: TBA

Class Time and Location: TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM (LS 424)

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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