CSE594: Distributed Systems (Fall 2012)
Scott Stoller

This course covers fundamental and advanced topics in design and implementation of software for concurrent and distributed systems, especially principles underlying efficient and fault-tolerant distributed systems. We will discuss algorithms that underlie important distributed storage and processing applications.

Topics include (tentative):

Prerequisites: undergraduate courses on algorithms, and computer networks or operating systems; or permission of the instructor.

Course work: problem-solving exercises and presentations in class, a few homework and reading assignments, and a project.

Meeting time and place: Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:40pm. Computer Science 2120.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 9:30am-10am and 12:40pm-2:10pm. Also by appointment and whenever I am in my office and not unusually busy.


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