A distributed system consists of numbers of computers liaising via LAN, Internet and wireless networks. This course teaches large scale distributed systems such as Web services supported by hundreds of servers and Internet-scale systems involving millions of computers. Students learn today's and coming network computing through lectures on related technologies, cases and literature.
Students learn how today's large scale distributed systems are constructed and what algorithms and technologies support them.
Distributed systems, Internet, server-client, peer-to-peer, scale-out, logical clocks, replication, consistency models
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course lectures on the topics referring slides and supplemental materials.
Students will have exercise assignments about three times.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Today's Internet and services on it|
|Class 2||Internet basics: IP address, DNS, TCP/IP|
|Class 3||Internet basics (cont.): routing and forwarding|
|Class 4||Internet basics (cont.): communication protocol and standardization||Specifications of Internet and services on it.|
|Class 5||Patterns of distributed systems|
|Class 6||Peer-to-peer: patterns of peer-to-peer systems|
|Class 7||Peer-to-peer (cont.): content distribution|
|Class 8||Scaling-out: scaling-up and scaling-out|
|Class 9||Scaling-out (cont.): scaling-out techniques and examples|
|Class 10||Scaling-out (cont.): distributed hash tables||Investigation on scaling-out techniques.|
|Class 11||Clocks and synchronization: real world, global and logical clocks|
|Class 12||Clocks and synchronization (cont.): logical clocks and their applications|
|Class 13||Replication and consistency models: replica management, updating protocols|
|Class 14||Replication and consistency models: consistency models|
|Class 15||Future Internet||Synchronization techniques, and possibility and anxiety of computational clouds.|
This course supplies supplemental materials during lectures.
Based on answers to exercises.