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Distributed Systems
(dt. Verteilte Systeme)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
workload
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral or written examination
Language,
Grading
German,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme M.Sc. Informatik / Vertiefungsbereich Informatik
Duration,
frequency
One semester,
In der Regel jedes zweite Sommersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben

Contents

  • Structures of distributed systems
  • communication
  • synchronization
  • naming
  • process management
  • consistency and replication
  • memory management
  • fault tolerance
  • distributed file systems
  • fault tolerance
  • security

Qualification Goals

  • Learn how distributed systems work,
  • Algorithms for problems of distributed systems,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of abstraction skills),
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.

Prerequisites

None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Object-oriented Programming, either Algorithms and Data Structures or Practical Informatics II: Data Structures and Algorithms for Pre-Service-Teachers, System Software and Computer Communication, Operating Systems.


Recommended Reading

  • A. S. Tanenbaum, M. v. Steen: Distributed Systems, Pearson 2007.
  • G.F. Coulouris, J. Dollimore, T. Kindberg: Distributed Systems, Addison-Wesley, 2011.



Please note:

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