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
    Information and Communication Technology
  • Grade scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 18 for programme students

Spring 17 TSEDM for programme students

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.

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

Recommended 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 syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.