PA160 Net-Centric Computing II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Luděk Matyska, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Kuba, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Řehák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Lukáš Ručka (assistant)
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Luděk Matyska, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Wed 16:00–17:50 D1
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main goal of this lecture is to give insight to principles of new generation of Internet protocols at one side and to show how originally network services are becoming part of higher, application oriented layers. Networks are presented as a basic construction bricks of (large) distributed systems. These form the focus of the next part of the lecture, where their function, design and implementation is discussed. Brief introduction into mobile computing closes the lecture.
Graduate will understand network protocols and will have an overview on their usability for particular application.
Graduate will have basic orientation in the area of web and grid services, will be able to implement simple services.
Graduate will understand basics of distributed computing and the underlying network protocols, will be able to design a simple distributed system in a specified environment.
Graduate will understand work with time in the networked environment.
  • Computer networks security: cryptography, secure computer networks machinery.Examples of typical protocols. Basic computer network attacks and basic method of defense.
  • Computer network management, components and protocol of network management (SNMP).
  • Distributed applications: characteristic, properties and architecture. RPC, directory services. Distributed objects principals, COM, RMI, CORBA. Web and grid services.
  • Distributed systems, splitting and allocation of distributed tasks, load balancing (static, dynamic). Fault tolerance, recovery. Languages and tools for distributed systems.
  • Basics of network protocols design, verification.
  • Experiments in computer networks, simulators and emulators.
  • PETERSON, Larry L. and Bruce S. DAVIE. Computer networks :a systems approach. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1996. xxiii, 552. ISBN 1-55860-368-9. info
  • MILLER, Mark J. Implementing IPv6 :migrating to the next generation internet protocols. New York: M & T Books, 1998. xxviii, 46. ISBN 1-55851-579-8. info
  • EL-REWINI, Hesham and T. G. LEWIS. Distributed and parallel computing. Greenwich, Conn.: Manning, 1998. xxii, 447. ISBN 0-13-795592-8. info
  • LU, Guojun. Communication and computing for distributed multimedia systems. Boston: Artech House, 1996. xiv, 394 s. ISBN 0-89006-884-4. info
  • FERGUSON, Paul and Geoff HUSTON. Quality of service : delivering QoS on the Internet and in corporate networks. New York: Wiley Computer Publishing, 1998. xxi, 266. ISBN 0471243582. info
Teaching methods
Standard lecture, without drills nor home work
Assessment methods
Standard lecture, no drills nor home work during the semester. Only final exam in a written form (11 questions/subjects explicitly answered/discussed for total of 150 points).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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