This unit aims to teach both the principles and practice of distributed systems, but with an emphasis on the practical side. Theory will focus on architectural, communication, synchronisation issues (e.g. client/server and peer to peer architectures, message-oriented communication, naming, threads, remote method invocation). The issues involved in the provision of reliable and secure distributed systems will also be addressed, as will the social impact arising from the ubiquity of distributed systems. Practice will involve consolidation of the key theoretical material through the development of software applications. Note: If you have undertaken COIT23005 Distributed Systems Development then this unit cannot be enrolled.
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Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite unit: COIT20256 Data structures and Algorithms
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified
as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa,
must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study
period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining
at least an 80% attendance record).
Term 1 - 2017
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