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Høst 2019

INF-3200 Distributed Systems Fundamentals - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

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

Course contents

Fundamental mechanisms and structuring principles for distributed systems are covered. Focus is in issues like, for instance, consistency, naming, interaction, fault-tolerance, security, resource control, distributed file systems, and distributed document-based systems (WWW).

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.

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

Objective of the course

 Knowledge:

Skills:

General competence:


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: 30 hours. The course is given every autumn semester.

Assessment

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

Grading scale: Letter grades A-E, F - Fail.

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.

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 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


Course overlap

D-340 Distributed computations theory and practice 8 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
First attendance: TBA.
Lecture prof. Otto Johan Anshus
prof. Dag Johansen
Colloquium gr 1 stip. Anders Tungeland Gjerdrum
stip. Michael John Murphy
stip. Aakash Sharma