Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - CS 603: Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems

CS 603: Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems

List of topics:

Motivations:

  • Load normalization
  • Fault tolerance
  • Replication
  • Additional concurrency
  • Enhanced security
  • Cost-per-unit for expansion

Structure and Definitions:

  • Tightly-coupled vs. loosely-coupled
  • server-based systems
  • centralized vs. distributed control
  • heterogeneity
  • object-oriented structuring
  • layered approaches

Connection & Communication:

  • OS facilities
  • The OSI model
  • topology
  • communication speed, reliability, protocols
  • RPC & message duality
  • existing technology

Naming and Location:

  • global naming
  • mobility
  • hints, servers, late binding
  • multilevel & symbolic addressing
  • Timing & Synchronization:
  • Lamport clocks
  • global ordering
  • n-phase locking
  • timestamp transactions
  • deadlocks, detection and avoidance

Programming Support:

  • Programming language constructs
  • Special algorithms
  • Software tools & techniques

Transactions and Consistency:

  • failure atomicity
  • view atomicity & serializability
  • distributed commit algorithms
  • nested transactions
  • shadowing
  • version control
  • voting schemes
  • failure modes

Reliability & Availability:

  • stable storage
  • distributed checkpointing
  • replicated copy control
  • network partitions
  • resolution protocols
  • forward progress & "safety"
  • partitions, failures & resolution

Security:

  • encryption
  • secure channels
  • covert channels
  • capabilities
  • byzantine failures
  • containment

Case Studies:

  • Amoeba
  • Argus
  • Clouds
  • Cosmos
  • Domain
  • Eden/Emerald
  • Hydra
  • Locus
  • Mach/Camelot
  • R*
  • RAID
  • Sprite
  • V

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