spring 2018

INF-3203 Advanced Distributed Systems - 10 stp

Sist endret: 11.07.2018

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Studiested

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular master's-level course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Requirement + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar education. The Bachelor degree must contain a specialization in Computer Science worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits. Application code: 9371 - Singular courses at master's level

Course contents

This seminar covers fundamental structuring principles for modern distributed systems. Classic distributed system principles are covered, but focus is also on emerging distributed systems trends from the international research front.

Recommended prerequisites

INF-3200 Distributed Systems Fundamentals

Objective of the course

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the classic and contemporary state of the art literature on distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of design and implementation principles in modern distributed systems.
  • The best way to understand the systems described in the literature is by practice, and so an important part of the course is a substantial distributed system design and implementation project. 

Skills:

  • Skills in participating in a technical discussion of advanced scientific papers
  • Skills in systems-level programming. How to build a working prototype of a non-trivial distributed system including its architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Skills in the languages, frameworks, and tools used to build a prototype distributed system
  • Designing and performing performance measurements on distributed code
  • Analyze the behavior of the developed prototype(s)
  • Skills in presenting a system, giving a demonstration of it, and identify lessons learned.
  • Identify research problems and challenges in distributed systems
  • List the state-of-art tools and techniques for addressing research problems and challenges in distributed systems

General competence:

  • Competence to read scientific literature, and carefully extract information from it and present it coherently in public.
  • Competence in selecting a suitable set of programming languages, frameworks, and tools for a given problem domain.
  • Competence in asking relevant questions about computer based systems
  • Conduct technical reviews, technical writing, and technical presentations

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Laboratory guidance: 30 hours. This course is given every spring semester.

Assessment

Oral exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final oral exam.

Course requirements: The coursework includes up to 3 written programming assignments graded "Approved" / "Not approved". Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstration of a working system can be claimed. Participation in the seminars is mandatory. Students must expect to prepare for, and give oral presentations of chosen articles in the seminars.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-F.

Re-sit examination:  It will not be given a re-sit exam for this course, unless a postponed exam already is arranged (conditional re-sit exam). To get access to the re-sit exam the student must have passed the course requirements. 

Postponed examination:  The exam will be arranged as soon as practicably possible after the reasons for absence have ceased, and normally no later than two months after a new semester has commenced. It will be arranged an oral exam counting 100%. To get access to the postponed exam the student must have passed the course requirements.  

For further details see:  - Utfyllende bestemmelser for eksamener ved Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (only in Norwegian)  - Regulations for examinations at the UiT

Schedule

Course overlap

D-440S Seminar in distributed operating systems 10 stp
INF-8203 Advanced Distributed Systems 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list are available in Canvas / Fronter or by contacting the teacher or the student adviser.
Lectures Spring 2018
First attendance: Monday January 15th 2018 at 14:15 in TEKNO 1.022AUD
Lectures prof. Otto Johan Anshus
prof. Dag Johansen
Colloquium 1 stip. Magnus Stenhaug
stip. Michael John Murphy


Kontakt
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Dag Johansen


Telefon: +4777644047
Mobil: 94525062 dag.johansen@uit.no

Otto-Anshus

Anshus, Otto


Telefon: +4777644038
Mobil: 91573265 otto.anshus@uit.no

Mike Murphy


Telefon: +4777644051 michael.j.murphy@uit.no


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