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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ID2201 (Autumn 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers basic models for distributed systems, interprocess communication and how one handles synchronisation, consistency, replication, fault tolerance and safety in a distributed system. The course consists of a series of lectures and seminars that include practical assignments. Programming assignments illustrate problems in the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, students should be able to:

  • explain important properties of distributed systems
  • describe architecture and logical model of a distributed system
  • explain and compare strategies for interprocess communication
  • explain and compare models for so-called “middleware”
  • explain and compare naming services
  • explain the concept of logical time
  • use logical time to implement distributed algorithms.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in parallel programming, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course ID1212 or ID1019.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. 

Registering for a course is counted as active participation. 

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

The examination consists of a written examination and practical assignments at seminar sessions. Assignments should be carried out and be presented, when they are timetabled. The final grade is based on the written examination and the practical assignments.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Vladimir Vlassov

Ethical approach

  • 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.

Further information

Course web

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Course web ID2201

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Vlassov, Vladimir

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.