THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Computing with Distributed Resources (P03113)
This course is designed to provide students with the basic understanding and skills needed to develop applications in a distributed environment, such as a cluster or (campus) Grid. It discusses the conceptual differences between working in highly parallel and distributed systems compared to traditional serial application development - for example the effects of lag, resource reliability and complex failure modes - and also provides a practical introduction to a number of technologies prevalent in this domain. The course focuses on tasks common to all distributed systems, such as job submission, job monitoring and resource allocation, and sees how they apply to a range of types of distributed application, drawn from scientific research and the commercial IT sector. A basic knowledge of Java will be required for some of the material in this course.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of job submission in distributed systems, both conceptually and through practical use of selected technologies.
2. Show an appreciation of problems relating to the use of distributed data and a familiarity with technological solutions to them.
3. Outline a taxonomy of potential applications in distributed environments, illustrating how this characterisation can be useful to help users develop systems meeting their specific requirements.
4. Display the knowledge a developer of distributed systems requires of the practical administrative issues involved in operating such systems.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Linda Grieve
Dr David Fergusson
School Website : http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/