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Distributed Systems 1

Module name (EN): Distributed Systems 1
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI410
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Ninety-minute written exam
Curricular relevance:
KI410 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 4, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
KI200 Programming 2
KI320 Computer Networks

[updated 15.09.2017]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
KI510 Distributed Systems 2
KI699 Cloud Computing

[updated 15.09.2017]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Markus Esch
Prof. Dr. Reiner Güttler
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Sauer (practical training)

[updated 20.06.2013]
Learning outcomes:
Topics covered in this course include: Significance and complexity of distributed systems especially at the application level; Understanding the problem of integration; What are client/server systems?; Understanding the importance of protocol definition and software architecture at the application level.; Technical infrastructure (TCP/IP) with special focus on the program interface; Tools based on transport protocol.

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module content:
1. Approximately ten example applications including discussion of their “distributedness”
2. The client/server principle (iterative servers, parallel servers, communication)
3. Integration (heterogeneity, dynamics, autonomy)
4. Analysis of the technical infrastructure (TCP/IP)
5. The TCP/IP programming interface including programming exercises
6. Tools with fixed functionality (ftp, remote login, remote shell, etc.)
7. Programming tools (RPC, RMI, CORBA)
8. Software architecture for distributed applications (introduction)

[updated 13.03.2007]
Recommended or required reading:
COMER D., Computernetzwerke und Internets, Prentice Hall
STEVENS R., UNIX Networks Programming, Prentice Hall
HENNEKEUSER J., PETER G., Rechnerkommunikation für Anwender, Springer

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module offered in:
SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016, SS 2015, SS 2014, ...
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