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45402-01 - Lecture: Foundations of Distributed Systems 8 CP

Semester fall semester 2017
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Florina M. Ciorba (
Heiko Schuldt (, Assessor)
Christian Tschudin (
Content The course will introduce basic algorithms and protocols needed for parallel and distributed systems. It will lay the foundations for the specialized courses on Computer Networks, High Performance Computing, and Distributed Information Systems that will be offered in the spring semester.
Learning objectives The goal of this course is to understand the basic principles of distributed and parallel systems. A major question will be how large-scale problems can be parallelized and distributed across compute entities (distribution can span the entire spectrum from cores in a multi-core machine up to nodes in a geographically distributed and potentially heterogeneous system).
Bibliography Will be announced in the course.
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Admission requirements You sucessfully completed the following Bachelor courses (or have at acquired the corresponding skills): Basics of Programming, Programming Project, Computer Architecture & Operating Systems, Web Data Management, Internet Technologies, peferrably also Databases.
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval Weekday Time Room

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Modules Electives Master Computer Science: Recommendations (Master Computer Science (Start of studies before 01.08.2016))
Modul Concepts of Distributed Systems (Master's degree subject: Computer Science)
Modul Praxis aktueller Informatikmethoden (Master's degree subject: Computer Science (Start of studies before 01.08.2016))
Module Applications of Machine Intelligence (Master Computer Science)
Module Computer Sciences: Core Area (Master's degree subject: Computer Science (Start of studies before 01.08.2016))
Module Computer Sciences: Core Area (Master Computer Science (Start of studies before 01.08.2016))
Module Concepts of Distributed Systems (Master Computer Science) (Pflicht)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details At the end of the semester, individual oral examinations will take place. Admission to the oral examination requires at least 3/4 of the points from the exercises.
Date: January 23 / 24 / 25, 2018
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration, dereg: cancel course registration
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale 1-6 0,5
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty Faculty of Science,
Offered by Fachbereich Informatik