CMPSCI 677: Distributed Operating Systems

Also available to off-campus students via the Professional Education Program .

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth examination of the principles of distributed systems in general, and distributed operating systems in particular. Covered topics include processes and threads, concurrent programming, distributed interprocess communication, distributed process scheduling, shared virtual memory, distributed file systems, security in distributed systems, distributed middleware and applications such as the web and peer-to-peer systems. Some coverage of operating system principles for multiprocessors will also be included. A brief overview of advanced topics such as multimedia operating systems, real-time operating systems and mobile computing will be provided, time permitting.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to easily program in a high-level language such as C, have had a course on data structures, be familiar with elements of computer architecture and have had previous exposure to the operating system concepts of processes, virtual memory, and scheduling. A previous course on uniprocessor operating systems (e.g., CMPSCI 377) will be helpful but not required.

Course Information

Instructor: Prashant Shenoy
Teaching Assistant: Gary Holness
Class: CS Bldg 142, TuTh 11:15-12:30
Schedule #:16724
Credits: 3

Course Staff

Course Announcements

Jan 30: Reminder to add yourself to the course mailing list.
April 2:Mid term exam, CS142, 17:30-19:00 hrs
May 16th: Take home final, open-book, open-notes, 24 hours duration

Course Materials

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