ECE Course Outline
Dependable Distributed Systems (3-0-3)
- Catalog Description
- Concepts, theory, and practice of dependable distributed systems. Techniques for tolerating hardware and software faults.
- No Textbook Specified.
- Topical Outline
1. Fundamentals of Distributed Systems States, events, event ordering, system models, failures, and failure detectors. 2. Software Replication Active, passive, and hybrid replication of software. 3. Group Communication Properties of different multicasts, causal atomic multicast, and introduction to virtual synchrony. 4. Global States and Checkpointing Snapshot algorithms, coordinated checkpoint and rollback, and message logging approaches. 5. Software Diversity Operating system, compiler, and algorithmic diversity. Security and robustness through software diversity. 6. Secure Storage Byzantine quorum systems; secret sharing techniques, confidentiality and integrity vs. consistency 7. Distributed Object Systems Introduction to JAVA RMI, CORBA, and .NET; Fault-Tolerant CORBA. 8. Distributed Embedded Systems Algorithms and systems for aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing applications. Mobile computing. 9. Clustering for Dependability Availability clusters, resource sharing, failover, network failures, and the split brain problem.
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