Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterPietzuch

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Distributed Systems
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 8314prp Website

 
 
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Location

 

442Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Scalable Systems and Data - CO410

Aims

The course will provide an overview of data centre technologies, the challenges when building and managing a large-scale infrastructure aimed to accommodate a variety of applications, and the key design decisions when engineering scalable distributed applications on top of a data-centre environment. We cover fundamental concepts required to provide suitable abstraction and virtualization of the underlying hardware and the full system stack for managing data-centre resources, which is essential to support large-scale applications. We discuss the fundamental design principles for scalable systems, investigate concepts and techniques to make up such a system, with a focus on distributed storage, coordination, computation mechanisms and resource allocation.

The course will require reading of research papers on the topics listed below.

Role

Course Leader

Operating Systems - CO211

Aims

 To provide a thorough understanding of modern operating system design and implementation.

Role

Course Leader