Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 68-515 Operating Systems and Distributed Systems (3)
This course will present the concepts and principles of multiple user operating systems: memory, CPU, I/O device allocation, scheduling and security, memory hierarchies, performance evaluation, analytic models, simulation, concurrent programming and parallel processors. It will also discuss distributed computing principles, theory, implementations, and security; models of distributed systems, interprocess communications, distributed objects and remote invocation, coordination and agreement, distributed transactions, interoperability, and replication; component frameworks and middleware such as CORBA and DCE. Security problems in distributed application environments will be analyzed and solutions will be discussed.