|OFICIAL||Operating Systems and Networks|
|Responsible unit:||Department of Informatics Engineering|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|MIEIC||179||Syllabus since 2009/2010||3||-||6||56||162|
|Pedro Alexandre Guimarães Lobo Ferreira Souto|
1 - BACKGROUND
One of the most important recent developments in computing is the growth of distributed applications, as witnessed by the sheer number of Web-based applications, many of them mobile.
2 - SPECIFIC AIMS
This course unit has to main objectives:
3 - PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION
Scientific: 50%; Technological: 50%
Upon completing this course, the students should be able to
We expect that the students:
Introduction to distributed systems and network computing. Communication paradigms: message passing, remote procedure call. Naming: identification and addressing. Security concepts. Synchronization. Replication and consistency. Fault tolerance. Distributed objects. Distributed file systems (Google File System). Web-based services (e.g. MapReduce, BigTable, Webservices and REST).
Theoretical classes are expository, usually complemented with transparencies. Whenever necessary, we will present some examples to make the topics easier to understand. The topics of the course follows closely the Tanenbaum and van Steen’s book. Notes and articles on the topics not covered by the bibliography, will be provided or indicated as necessary.
Theoretical-practical classes are used for problem solving. The problems that will be considered range from programming problems to distributed algorithms.In addition, the students will have to develop two small programming projects, in which they are expected to apply the concepts presented in class.
|Frequência das aulas||56,00|
Do not exceed the absence limit and obtain a minimum of 40% in the project.
0,45PP + 0,1PA + 0,45FE
PP – Projects
PA - Class participation
FE – Final exam
In order to successfully complete this course, students must have a minimum score of 40% in both PP and FE. The final grade cannot be higher than 3 points of the minimum grade of PP and FE.
Students will have to implement two distributed applications. The second application can be targeted for mobile devices, namely using the Android development platform. The final exam is designed to cover a period not to exceed two hours, and students are allowed to use a cheat sheet.
Similar to the ordinary students, except the class participation component. Therefore, the grande is obtained as follows:
0,5P + 0,5F
P – Projects
F – Final exam
Special evaluation students must contact the responsible of the course to schedule the checkpoints for the project.
The exam grades can be improved by submiting to another exam, to be scheduled by the Department. To improve to grades larger than 18, students will have to take an oral exam, which will cover both theoretical and practical aspects.
The project grade can be improved by handing in another project, which will have to be discussed with the staff responsible for the course before being implemented.
Lectures may be taught in English, if all enrolled students agree or if some enrolled student does not know Portuguese.
The students are asked to have an honest academic behavior. The cases of abuse of trust shall be reported to the Course Director.