This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2026
Decision to discontinue this course:
The course will be discontinued at the end of Spring 2026 according to the head of school decision: J-2023-2990.
Decision date: 2023-11-21
The course is offered for the last time in Spring 2024. The last opportunity to take an examination in the course is in Spring 2026.
The examination is offered in the re-examination period in June. To complete laboratory work, contact the examiner.
The course focuses on interactive systems, networking Java applications with multiple components and asyncronous interactions.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Distributed systems characteristic differences from local systems: delay, memory access, partial error and concurrency.
- Computer communication and technician for spontaneous discovery and message passing.
- The agent metaphor as a method to build distributed systems.
- Java programming in network: programme with several threads, distributed programmes, RMI, mobile objects.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student shall be able to
- recognise and identify characteristic properties of a distributed computer program
- describe and use the basic computer networking technology with an emphasis on TCP/IP
- give examples of loosely coupled ad-hoc systems, containing reactive and proactive components
- evolve and develop a distributed computer program with multiple components and asynchronous interactions.
Literature and preparations
Completed course in Java programming the equivalent ID1018 of or DD1337.
Basic knowledge in Java programming.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
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Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.