Distributed Computing Systems
Basic infrastructure of distributed computing systems (DCS). Types of DCS. Distributed architectures. Scalability. Adaptability, dependability, and quality-of-service. Security and privacy. Open-ended systems. Service-oriented architecture. Middleware. Virtual distributed environment. Distribution and coopetition (cooperation+competition) mechanisms. Pervasiveness and ubiquity of DCS. Case studies: the UofT NUMAchine, the AT+T GeoPlex, the MidArc, and the SoftLab system.
Postgraduate doctoral study programme
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