PA053 Distributed Systems and Middleware

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Petr Tůma, Dr. (lecturer), doc. Ing. Jan Staudek, CSc. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Fri 18. 3. 10:00–15:50 B204, Fri 8. 4. 10:00–15:50 B204, Fri 22. 4. 10:00–15:50 B204, Fri 6. 5. 10:00–15:50 B204, Fri 20. 5. 10:00–15:50 B204
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and explain the abstractions provided by operating systems and middleware layers in a distributed environment
organize an analysis of the communication, replication, sharing issues,
work with information on the abstractions provided by the distributed operating system kernels,
work with information on the abstractions provided by the middleware layers,
assess specific system studies,
use modern technologies to create distributed applications.
  • Analysis of the issues related to communication, replication, sharing.
  • Overview and comparison of concepts provided by kernels of distributed operating systems.
  • Specific system studies (Mach, Mosix, Spring).
  • Middleware for distributed environments.
  • Specific system studies (CORBA, RMI, DCOM, .NET, EJB, CCM).
  • Operating systems: Concurrent and distributed software design , Jean Bacon and Tim Harris, Addison Wesley, 2003, ISBN: 0-321-11789-1
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Lectures, class discussion, written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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