Welcome to CS 739 - Distributed Systems
Project Presentation Schedule
Each group will have 10-12 minutes to present.
Tuesday, April 27th:
Welcome to distributed systems! This course will cover an exciting range of materials from the broad field of distributed systems and cloud computing, including communication, replication, consistency, scalability, security, storage, programming models, manageability and data centers. We will examine influential historical systems and important current efforts, extracting lessons both on how to build systems as well as how to evaluate them.
There is no textbook for this course. Instead, we will read the original research papers covering the major advancement in distributed system design. We will read several papers grouped around major topics, such as communication, consistency, scalability, etc. While most of the papers focus on seminal ideas, a few focus on evaluation and measurement or future directions in research.
We will read approximately 2-3 papers per week. You will have to write a one-page review for each paper and submit it to the review blog before class.
The class entails 1-2 programming projects focusing on solving problems in distributed systems. You will do projects in small groups.
There will not be any exams.
The success of this class depends on your participation in class. Therefore, the bulk of the grade is for class participation. You are expected to have done the readings and contribute your thoughts in class.
Late assignments will be docked 25% per day late.