Subject: Computer Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Computer Science


Concerns selected design issues in distributed and parallel computer systems, particularly those most relevant to the goal of achieving high performance. In the parallel systems areas, such design issues arise in operating systems, run-time support software, compilers, and architecture. Topics concerning distributed systems may include interprocess communications, file systems, and load sharing, with emphasis on support for advanced parallel or multimedia applications.

Prerequisite(s): Previous course in operating systems; CMPT 815; or equivalent.

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