IT1001 Distributed Systems Syllabus

IT1001        DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS                                      3  0  0  100

AIM
To provide knowledge on principles and practice, underlying the design of distributed systems. This subject deals with distributed objects, file system, IPC and Remote invocation, and Distributed operating system issues, transactions and security.

OBJECTIVE
•    To layout foundations of Distributed Systems.
•    To introduce the idea of middleware and related issues.
•    To understand in detail the system level and support required.
•    To understand the issues involves in studying data and design distributed algorithms.

UNIT I         INTRODUCTION                            9
Introduction to Distributed systems-examples of
distributed systems, challenges-architectural models- fundamental models - Introduction to interprocess communications-external data representation and marshalling- client server communication-group communication – Case study: IPC in UNIX

UNIT II        DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS AND FILE SYSTEM                9
Introduction - Communication between distributed objects - Remote procedure call - Events and notifications - Java RMI case Study - Introduction to DFS - File service architecture - Sun network file system - Introduction to Name Services- Name services and DNS - Directory and directory services

UNIT III    DISTRIBUTED OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT             11
The operating system layer – Protection - Process and threads - Communication and invocation - Operating system architecture - Introduction to time and global states - Clocks, Events and Process states - Synchronizing physical clocks - Logical time and logical clocks - Global states - Distributed debugging – Distributed mutual exclusion.

UNIT IV     TRANSACTION AND CONCURRENCY CONTROL – DISTRIBUTED                 TRANSACTIONS                                 8
Transactions – Nested transaction – Locks - Optimistic concurrency control - Timestamp ordering - Comparison of methods for concurrency control - Introduction to distributed transactions - Flat and nested distributed transactions - Atomic commit protocols - Concurrency control in distributed transactions - Distributed deadlocks - Transaction recovery

UNIT –V     SECURITY AND REPLICATION                    8
Overview of security techniques - Cryptographic algorithms – Digital signatures - Cryptography pragmatics – Replication  - System model and group communications – Fault tolerant services – Highly available services – Transactions with replicated data
 
TOTAL  : 45
TEXT BOOK
1.    George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg “Distributed Systems Concepts and Design” Third Edition – 2002- Pearson Education Asia.

    REFERENCES
1.    A.S.Tanenbaum, M.Van Steen “ Distributed Systems” Pearson Education 2004
2.    Mukesh Singhal, Ohio State University, Columbus  “Advanced Concepts In Operating Systems” McGraw-Hill Series in Computer Science, 1994.

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