WCOMS4113-1: Fundamentals of Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Fall 2017
Days and Time
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:10 PM-2:25 PM
COMS W3134, W3136, or W3137. COMS W3157 or good working knowledge of C and C++. COMS W4118 or CSEE W4119.
Design and implementation of large-scale distributed and cloud systems. Teaches abstractions, design and implementation techniques that enable the building of fast, scalable, fault-tolerant distributed systems. Topics include distributed communication models (e.g., sockets, remote procedure calls, distributed shared memory), distributed synchronization (clock synchronization, logical clocks, distributed mutex), distributed file systems, replication, consistency models, fault tolerance, distributed transactions, agreement and commitment, Paxos-based consensus, MapReduce infrastructures, scalable distributed databases. Combines concepts and algorithms with descriptions of real-world implementations at Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn, etc.