ID2203 Distributed Systems, Advanced Course 7.5 credits
Distribuerade system, fortsättningskurs
The course complements Distributed systems gk (basic course), and prepares the students for M.Sc projects, and Ph.D. studies in the area of distributed systems. The M.Sc. projects are conducted in the department or in IT industry.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaInformation Technology
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Spring 17 P3 (7.5 credits)
2017 week: 3
2017 week: 11
Language of instruction
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of study
Number of places *
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
P3: B1, G1, B2, G2. (more info)
Seif Haridi <email@example.com>
Open to all programmes.
Part of programme
- Master's Programme, Embedded Systems, 120 credits, year 1, INMV, Conditionally Elective
- Master's Programme, Software Engineering of Distributed Systems, 120 credits, year 1, DASC, Conditionally Elective
- Master's Programme, Software Engineering of Distributed Systems, 120 credits, year 1, PVT, Conditionally Elective
The course complements Distributed Systems, Basic Course, and prepares the students for M.Sc projects, and Ph.D. studies in the area of distributed systems.
The main objective of this course is to provide the students with a solid foundation for understanding, analyzing and designing distributed algorithms for reliable distributed systems.
More specifically after the course is completed the student will:
- Know how to specify the properties of distributed algorithms, so called liveness and safety properties.
- Explain the different models of distributed systems, including failure and timing models.
- Master basic algorithms for failure detection, leader elections, broadcast and multicast, basic shared memory in distributed systems, agreement protocols, and group communication.
- Practice in design and implementation of selected distributed algorithms in middleware designed for group communication.
Course main content
- Models of distributed algorithms
- Event-based programming
- Failure detectors and leader elections
- Reliable broadcast and epdimic algorithms
- Shared memory models
- Consensus and agreement
- Group communication and view synchrony
- Stabilization algorithms
- Impossibility proofs
120 university credits (hp) in engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A.
Basic knowledge in distributed systems and basic logic (rudimentary proof techniques)
Reliable Distributed Programming, Rachid Guerraoui and Luis Rodrigues
Upplaga: Förlag: Springer År: 2006. ISBN: 3-540-28845-7
Textbook: Gerard Tel, Introduction to Distributed Algorithms, Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, ISBN +-521-79483-8.
Textbook: Distributed Computing: Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics, Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Lab. assignement (LAB1; 3 hp)
Exam (TEN1; 4,5 hp)
Midterm exam (10 point) has a weight of 10% given as bonus point.Final exam (TEN1; 4.5 hp) (70 points) has a weight of 70% of the final result. The practical part of the course (LAB1; 3 hp) consists of 4 parts, three parts are compulsory and gives 30 points (of weight 30%), and the fourth gives 10 extra bonus points.
For the final grade the following is valid:
A: 90 points or higher
B: 75-89 points
C: 65-74 points
D: 55- 64 pointsE: 45-54 points
Fx: 40-44 points
F: less than 40 points
For approved grade (E or higher) the following should be satisfied:
- The student has completed the compulsory part of LAB1.
- The student should be able to explain the different models of distributed system.
- The student should be able to specify the properties of distributed algorithms.
For higher grade the student should be able to master the basic algorithm tested according to the exam.
ICT/Software and Computer system
Seif Haridi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
M.Sc. project, Ph.D education
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 08.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.