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INL1000514, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0521, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MAURO MIGLIARDI ING-INF/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2009 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
12 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 FERRARI CARLO (Presidente)
MORO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
11 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 MIGLIARDI MAURO (Presidente)
MORO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
NANNI LORIS (Supplente)
10 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MIGLIARDI MAURO (Presidente)
MORO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
NANNI LORIS (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Database Systems.
Target skills and knowledge: Deep knowledge of the methodologies for Distributed Systems design, that take into account heterogeneity, scalability, resource sharing, security, fault tolerance and concurrency control issues. Ability in the development and evaluation of a specific
design for a Distributed Systems, or any its part.
Examination methods: Oral exam on methodological and practical design issues of Distributed Systems
Assessment criteria: Oral test 100%
Course unit contents: Architectures and models for distributed systems. Concurrency, consistency, dependability, fault-tolerance, security. Transactional Systems. Models and tools for programming. Applications

Network protocols, processes, threads. Architectures and models for distributed systems: client-server and peer-to-peer. Distributed objects and remote invocation. Naming. Distributed file server. Consistency and synchronization. Data replica. Distributed transaction and concurrency control. Security. Resource Sharing. Virtual organization. Dependability and Fault Tolerance. Models and tools for programming. CORBA. Distributed Supercomputing, On-Demand Computing, Data-Intensive Computing. Distributed Multimedia Servers, High-Throughput Computing, Real-Time Systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecture and lab-work (72 hours/semester)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Books and recent papers on the course topics
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Maarten Van Steen, Distributed Systems: principle and paradigms. London: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2007. II edition Cerca nel catalogo
  • George COulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg, Distributed Systems: concepts and design. Harlow: Addison-Wesley, 2011. V editiion Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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