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Distributed Systems 1

Module name (EN): Distributed Systems 1
Degree programme: Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB520
SAP-Submodule-No.: P221-0006, P221-0042
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination and assessment of lab work

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
PIB520 (P221-0006, P221-0042) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 5, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
PIB210 Programming 2
PIB410 Operating Systems
PIB420 Computer Networks

[updated 20.09.2016]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIBWI18 Cloud Computing

[updated 05.04.2017]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Denzer
Prof. Dr. Ralf Denzer

[updated 20.09.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this module, students will:
-        understand the significance and complexity of distributed systems especially at the application level
-        understand the problem of integration
-        know what client-server systems are and how they function
-        understand the importance of protocol definition and software architecture at the application level
-        have an appreciation of the required technical infrastructure (TCP/IP) with special focus on the program interface
-        be acquainted with tools based on transport protocols.

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Module content:
1. Approximately ten example applications including discussion of their ‘distributedness’
2. Fundamental definitions, distribution models
3. Integration (heterogeneity, dynamics, autonomy)
4. Communication in distributed systems
5. The client-server principle (iterative servers, parallel servers, communication)
6. Analysis of technical infrastructure (TCP/IP)
7. Programming interfaces
8. Tools with fixed functionality (ftp, remote login, remote shell, etc.)
9. Programming tools (RPC, RMI, CORBA)
10. Introduction to software architecture

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Teaching methods/Media:
PowerPoint slides, blackboard      

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Recommended or required reading:
D. COMER:  Computernetzwerke und Internets, Prentice Hall
R. STEVENS:  UNIX Networks Programming, Prentice Hall
J. HENNEKEUSER, G. PETER:  Rechnerkommunikation für Anwender, Springer Verlag
G. COULOURIS, J. DOLLIMORE, T. KINDBERG:  Verteilte Systeme - Konzepte und Design, Addison-Wesley 2001

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
WS 2018/19, WS 2017/18, WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, ...
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