CPSC 089. Cloud Systems and Data Center Networks
On the Internet today, popular services like Google, Facebook, and many others are too large to be hosted by just a few servers. Instead, service providers "scale out" across a coordinated set of hundreds to thousands of machines. Such clusters yield an interesting operating environment, the data center, in which a single administrative entity owns a network at the scale that resembles the Internet. To meet customer demands, administrators often face stringent inter-machine coordination constraints. In this course, we'll examine the current state of the art in providing cloud-based services, including many interesting problems in distributed systems, networking, failure recovery, and OS virtualization.
Prerequisite: CPSC 031 and CPSC 035
Group 2 course.
Lab work required.
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