6.824 Distributed Computer Systems Engineering


Class Info

Abstractions and implementation techniques for engineering distributed systems: remote procedure call, threads and locking, client/server, peer-to-peer, consistency, fault tolerance, and security. Readings from current literature. Individual laboratory assignments culminate in the construction of a fault-tolerant and scalable network file system. Programming experience with C/C++ required. Enrollment limited.

This class has 6.033 as a prerequisite.

6.824 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. F. Kaashoek and R. T. Morris.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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