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InstructorLuis Rodriguez

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Topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity, system infrastructure, networks and distributed systems, atomicity and coordination of parallel activities, recovery and reliability, privacy of information, impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and outside reading in the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. The group project is to write an NSF systems proposal to fund a middle-ware product, for announcement RFP01-63.

Texts: Distributed Systems, Coulouris, Dollimore, Kindberg. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Brooks. Selected papers.

Requirements: One exam, eight essays, one project.

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