Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Nov 12, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 5413 - [High Performance Systems and Networking]

Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: CS 4410  and CS 4411  or equivalent.


This course broadly examines high performance systems and networks. It especially covers systems and networks built from low cost commodity components like modern datacenters that provide platforms for cloud and other online services. It teaches abstractions, design, and implementation techniques that allow students to build the kind of scalable high performance systems and networks that can deal with real-world cloud workloads. Students study high performance designs and implementations: They  create projects related to operating systems kernel and driver designs and implementations on the systems side and network medium, protocol, and topology designs on the networking side. The key is that students immerse themselves in state-of-the-art systems and networks, produce a few small course projects and a final project, and gain an understanding necessary to build highly available, reliable, and performant systems and networks while relying mainly on low cost, commodity components.

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