- Code COMP6310
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Uwe Zimmer
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2016
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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.
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.
Assignments (40%); Mid-Semester Exam (10%); Practical Exercises (10%); Final Exam (50%)
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Thirty one-hour lectures, nin two-hour tutorials/laboratory sessions
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7922||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|