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A catalogue of modules and programmes available from the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering.

Module Details: COMP4603

This module is used in DT074.2 and DT081.4.

This module is not a prerequisite or corequisite for any other module.

CodeCOMP4603 The unique code for this module.
NameDistributed SystemsThe name of this module.
ECTS5The number of credits awarded for successful completion of this module.
SchoolSchool of Electronic and Communications EngineeringThe School responsible for this module.
LevelHonours Degree (NQAI level 8)The level of programmes that normally use this module.
Stage0The programme stage at which this module is normally given.
Duration13 weeksThe time that this module usually lasts.
PrerequisiteCodes of any modules that must be completed before this module can be started.
CorequisiteCodes of any modules that must be taken at the same time as this one.
AuthorPaula KellyThe person who wrote the module descriptor.
KeywordsComputer Systems, Software, Distributed SystemsThe areas that this module is related to.
DescriptionThis module will introduce students to the principles on which modern distributed systems are based, their architecture, algorithms and design. The module will begin with a study of the goals and characteristics of distributed systems and the challenges that must be addressed in their design. This will be followed by an indepth examination of the communication mechanisms deployed in distributed systems as well as middleware, operating system support and naming. Finally the topics of synchronisation, group communication, data replication and fault tolerance will be addressed in the context of modern distributed systems.A brief description of the module.
Revision04 Jun 2007The date of last revision of this information.
LectureHrs2 hours/weekThe number of hours per week of lectures for this module.
TutorialHrsNoneThe number of hours per week of tutorials for this module.
LabHrs2 hours/weekThe number of hours per week of practical laboratory work for this module.
DescriptorCOMP4603.pdf (uploaded 15 Nov 2006)Full details of the module.

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