- November 18: P4 is out, due on December 3rd.
- November 9: Gentle Reminder: Quiz II will be held on November 11 during the class time. Here is mock quiz with some sample questions.
- November 4: PS4 is out, due on November 19th.
- November 2: P3 is out, due on November 16th.
- October 14: PS3 is out, due on October 25th.
- October 12: P2 is out, due on November 1st.
- September 28: The midterm will be held on Monday, October 12. It will include all the material and lectures covered up until then. Good luck!
- September 27: Gentle Reminder: Quiz I will be held on September 28 during the class time. Here is mock quiz with some sample questions.
- September 14: PS2 is out, due on September 30th.
- September 8: P1 is out, due on October 8th.
- August 27: PS1 is out, due on September 7th.
- August 24: First day of 15-440 classes.
Title: Distributed SystemsDescription:
15-440 is an introductory course in distributed systems. The emphasis will be on the techniques for creating functional, usable, and high-performing distributed systems. To make the issues more concrete, the class includes several multi-week projects requiring significant design and implementation.
The goals of this course are twofold: First, students will gain an understanding of the principles and paradigms that underlay distributed systems, such as communication across networks, concurrency, synchronization, consistency and fault-tolerance. Second, students will gain practical experience in designing, implementing, and debugging real distributed systems.
The major themes this course will teach include process distribution, communication, naming, abstraction and modularity, concurrency, scheduling, resource sharing, locking, consistency and replication, failure handling, distributed programming models, distributed file systems, protection from accidental and malicious harms, virtualization, and the use of instrumentation, monitoring and debugging tools to solve problems at large-scale. As the creation and management of software systems are fundamental goals of any undergraduate systems course, students will design, implement, and debug large programming projects. Students will learn some of today's most popular distributed systems, such as Google File System, MapReduce and GraphLab.
Pre-requisites: A grade of "C" or better in 15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems
Prof. Mohammad Hammoud, firstname.lastname@example.org, CMUQ 1006, 4454-8506, Office hours: Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30PM.
Tamim Jabban, email@example.com, CMUQ 1004, 4454-8204, Office hours: Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:59 AM; Thursday, 10:30 - 11:59 AM.
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:20 AM, Room 1202
Recitation: Thursday, Time: 9:30 - 10:20 AM, Room: 1202