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.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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.

Intended 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.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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

Recommended prerequisites

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

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

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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 and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • ANN1 - Assignment, 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.

Other 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.  

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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EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.

Supplementary information

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