• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Uwe Zimmer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course is concerned with aspects of computation beyond sequential  programs. Concurrency occurs naturally in most real-world applications and is also strongly suggested by any modern computer architecture. Working professionally in computing today thus means to be able to handle those challenges and to employ the available hardware to the fullest. This course introduces all basic mechanisms to analyse, design, and manage single computer as well as distributed applications. Topics addressed include: Basics of concurrency and its modelling, Mutual exclusion, Condition synchronization, Safety and liveness, Message passing, Architectures including operating systems and Distributed systems including networks, transactions and replications.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and analyse the concepts involved in the construction of concurrent and distributed systems
  • "Speak the language" of concurrent modelling, design and programming
  • Select and analzye appropriate modelling techniques and mechanisms and apply them to the solution of problems in concurrent and distributed systems
  • Select the appropriate programming language and environment for the task at hand
  • Write scalable, concurrent modules which show the intended and predictable behaviours
  • Analyse and debug small to medium scale concurrent programs.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (40%); Mid-Semester Exam (10%); Practical Exercises (10%); Final Exam (50%)


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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures, nin two-hour tutorials/laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP6700; and COMP6300 or COMP6442.

Preliminary Reading

See prerequisites

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2009 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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