and News (please check often) - Oldest First:
- [12/21] This course is now over. You
will receive your final course grade through the University system (regular
channels). Have a great vacation!
- [11/14] MP4 has been released. Please find
it on the
- [10/17] MP3 has been released. Please find
it on the
- [9/19] MP2 and HW2 have been released. Please find
them on the
- [9/17] Still unable to register for this class?
Please see urgent Piazza message - response needed by 9/18 @5 pm.
- [9/15] MP1 deadline extended by 10 hours to 9.59 am
Mon Sep 16th. Demos still stay on schedule. Please see Piazza post.
- [8/29] Unable to Register for the Course? Read
Currently, the Fall 2013 course does not have a waiting list for registrations.
If you're interested in the course (and could not register), your best bet is to
attend, and do the HWs/MPs. And periodically check to see if registration slots
open up in the future. In past years, we've been able to register everyone who
wanted to take the course - however, due to the growing popularity of the course
this year, there is no guarantee of being able to register this year.
Some have also asked about the difference between CS425 this semester vs. in
Spring 2014. While both versions of the course have the same core content, this
semester's course (Fall 2013) is a contemporary and modern version of the course
that touches on a lot of topics that are relevant today, e.g., cloud computing,
Hadoop, key-value stores, and much more - other versions of CS425 (e.g., Spring)
may or may not have these modern components.
- [8/20] Website created.
Tu and Th, 3.30
PM - 4.45 PM, 0216 SC (SC = Siebel Center)
(fastest way to get queries answered):
[Recommended purchase] Coulouris,
G., Dollimore, J., Kindberg, T., and Blair G., Distributed Systems: Concepts and
Design, Addison-Wesley, Fifth Edition, 2011, ISBN:
Please note: We will refer to chapter, section, and
problem numbers ONLY in the Fifth Edition. If you use an older edition, correct
interpretation/translation of these numbers is
solely the students' responsibility (no excuses).
[Supplementary (Optional) Textbooks]
Lots of readings from the Web
Sukumar Ghosh. Distributed
Systems: An Algorithmic Approach. 2006 CRC Press,
ISBN: 1584885645. (Available online free at the
A. Tanenbaum and M.
Steen, Distributed systems: principles and paradigms, Prentice Hall,
Second Edition, 2005, ISBN: 0132392275.
241 or ECE 391 or equivalent course on Operating Systems or Networking
(approval of instructor required for latter).
Infosheet/Survey (fill and return):
We adhere by the CS academic integrity policies
outlined at the webpage https://agora.cs.illinois.edu/display/undergradProg/Honor+Code
. It is the course policy that all of the work you submit
for grading, or in support of graded material, as an individual or
project group, shall be your own
product, from inception to completion. The only resources you
can avail of in your
and MPs are the provided course materials (slides, textbooks, etc.),
and communication with instructor/TA via newsgroup and email. Please do
not reveal solutions on any of these fora. Exams are closed-book,
closed-notes, unless otherwise speciﬁed.
We rigorously check every
submitted HW and MP (including code) for violations of academic integrity.
All violations of this academic integrity
policy are treated seriously in this course. Don't risk it - just avoid
cheating and the temptation to! That way, you'll learn more and years later you will be happier about
standing up for yourself.