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CSE 223B is a 4-unit graduate subject with lectures, paper
discussions, labs, a midterm, a final, and a term project. It will
present abstractions and implementation techniques that facilitate the
design of distributed systems---including both operating systems and
sophisticated Internet servers---that can deal with the demands of
real-world workloads. Topics will include efficient operating system
primitives, high-performance network servers, load shedding, storage
systems, security, and fault tolerance.
(or consent of instructor) and substantial programming
experience with C/C++ for lab assignments and term project. Note that
223A is not a prerequsite. However, those
interested in the theoretical underpinnings of distributed computation
are encouraged to take CSE223A as well. CSE223A and CSE223B may be taken in any order.
NB: This course will be a fair amount of work and is not for
the faint of heart. It is expected that students signing up for this
course are interested in understanding how to design and build
research-grade distributed systems. Ideally, students completing the
course will be well-prepared to begin research in distributed systems
and Internet services. This course will not teach you how to
program---you need to know that coming in. This course will teach you
how to design and implement real distributed systems.