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Winter 2010: Special Topics in Distributed and Networked Systems

This course will cover major topics in distributed systems engineering including: system architectures, processes, communication, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, and security. We will also look at examples of distributed object-based systems, distributed file systems, distributed web-based systems and distributed coordination-based systems. Classes will be a mix of lecture, in-class exercises, and student presentations.

The course website is available through DU's Blackboard System: http://blackboard.du.edu for students enrolled in the class.

Note: This course is only available to Northrop-Grumman off-site students.