ID2210 Distributed Computing, Peer-to-Peer and GRIDS 7.5 credits

Distribuerad programmering, peer-to-peer och GRIDS

This course shall lead to deepened knowledge in distributed systems and algorithms specially for fully decentralized systems such as peer-to-peer systems. The topic of Distributed Systems is now garnering increasing importance, especially with the advancement in technology of the Internet and WWW.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

    Information Technology
  • Grade scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 15 SWB for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 15 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60064

  • Start date

    2015 week: 13

  • End date

    2015 week: 24

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Kista

  • Number of lectures

    11 (preliminary)

  • Number of exercises

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Min. 25

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Course responsible

    Jim Dowling <jdowling@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jim Dowling <jdowling@kth.se>

    Salman Muhammad Khan Niazi <smkniazi@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Science without borders

Spring 15 TSEDM for programme students

Spring 14 SWB for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 14 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60212

  • Start date

    2014 week: 13

  • End date

    2014 week: 23

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Kista

  • Number of lectures

    6 (preliminary)

  • Number of exercises

    3 (preliminary)

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Jim Dowling <jdowling@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jim Dowling <jdowling@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Science without borders

Spring 14 TSEDM for programme students

Learning outcomes

This course shall lead to deepened knowledge in distributed systems and algorithms specially for fully decentralized systems such as peer-to-peer systems and gossip-based systems. The topic of Distributed Systems is now garnering increasing importance, especially with the advancement in technology of the Internet and WWW. 

The aim of this module is to provide students with basic concepts and principles of distributed systems, basic distributed algorithms, and orientation about distributed middleware for peer-to-peer and GRID systems. The module is taught in seminar style, and several case studies are included.

The student should be able to:

  • explain the common concepts of peer-to-peer, DHT and gossip based algorithms
  • implement in a simulator environment some of peer-to-peer algorithms
  • write a summary and present the basic ideas of a recent research paper in the field and give a critical view of the contribultion and the cons and pros of the paper.

Course main content

Fundamental results in distributed algorithms; gossip and epidemic overlays. Study of peer-to-peer systems, algorithms, and applications.Study of DHTs (Distributed Hash Tables), and content distribution. Introduction to GRID systems.

Eligibility

120 university credits (hp) in engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A

Prerequisites

Knowledge in programming (Java), algorithms and basic operating systems

Distributed systems ID2201/2G1509
Distributed systems ID2203/2G1513

Literature

Distributed K-ary system: algorithms for DHT overlays.
http://www.sics.se/~ali/thesis
Forskningsartikler i peer-to-peer systems and GRID systems.Forskingsartiklerna finns på kursens hemsida

Examination

  • ANN1 - Assignment, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Midterm exam (10 point) has a weight of 10% given as bonus point. Final presentation and report (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 three compulsory parts and gives 30 points (of weight 30%).

For the final grade the following is valid:

A: 90 points or higher
B: 75-89 points
C: 65-74 points
D: 55- 64 points
E: 45-54 points
Fx: 40-44 points
F: less than 40 points 

For approved grade (E) the following should be satisfied
- The student has completed the compulsory part of LAB1.
- The student in presentation form can explain the contribution of the assigned research paper. 

For higher grade the student should pass the midterm and  to critize and compare the contribution of assigned paper.  

Offered by

ICT/Software and Computer system

Contact

Dowling, Jim

Examiner

Jim Dowling <jdowling@kth.se>

Version

Course plan valid from: Autumn 08.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.