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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2014 - 2015

Module Title Distributed Programming
Module Code CA464
School School of Computing

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Martin CraneOffice NumberL2.51
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
This module aims to introduce the student to issues involved in distributed computing, and particularly to the paradigms used to address these issues.

Learning Outcomes
1. understand the fundamental concepts underlying distributed computing
2. develop solution to classical distributed computing problems
3. analyse and assess different approaches to problems in distributed computing

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Assignment Completion25No Description
Independent Study72No Description
Total Workload: 121

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Properties and Services Model of Distributed Computing.

Key issues in distributed systems

Overview and structure

Discoverty and Naming

communications in distributed systems
Remote events


Distributed memory


Web Services

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment25% Examination Weight75%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List
  • W.K. Edwards: 1999, Core Jini, Prentice Hall, 0130114469X
  • Freman,Hupfer,Arnold: 1999, JavaSpaces Principles, Patterns and Practice, Addison Wesley Longman, 0201309556
  • G. Coulouris, J. Dollimore and T. Kindberg: 1996, Distributed Systems, Concepts and Designs,, Addison Wesley Longman, 0201624338
  • S. Baker: 1997, CORBA Distributed Objects using Orbix, Addison Wesley, 0201924757
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Timetable this semester: Timetable for CA464