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Distributed Systems 1

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Distributed Systems 1
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI410
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Ninety-minute written exam

[updated 20.03.2007]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI410 (P221-0006) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 4, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
KI200 Programming 2
KI320 Computer Networks

[updated 15.09.2017]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
KI510 Distributed Systems 2
KI699 Cloud Computing

[updated 15.09.2017]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Markus Esch
Prof. Dr. Reiner Güttler
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Sauer (practical training)

[updated 20.06.2013]
Learning outcomes:
Topics covered in this course include: Significance and complexity of distributed systems especially at the application level; Understanding the problem of integration; What are client/server systems?; Understanding the importance of protocol definition and software architecture at the application level.; Technical infrastructure (TCP/IP) with special focus on the program interface; Tools based on transport protocol.

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module content:
1. Approximately ten example applications including discussion of their “distributedness”
2. The client/server principle (iterative servers, parallel servers, communication)
3. Integration (heterogeneity, dynamics, autonomy)
4. Analysis of the technical infrastructure (TCP/IP)
5. The TCP/IP programming interface including programming exercises
6. Tools with fixed functionality (ftp, remote login, remote shell, etc.)
7. Programming tools (RPC, RMI, CORBA)
8. Software architecture for distributed applications (introduction)

[updated 13.03.2007]
Recommended or required reading:
COMER D., Computernetzwerke und Internets, Prentice Hall
STEVENS R., UNIX Networks Programming, Prentice Hall
HENNEKEUSER J., PETER G., Rechnerkommunikation für Anwender, Springer

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module offered in:
SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016, SS 2015, SS 2014, ...
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