CSPP 54001-1: Large-Scale Networked Systems

Winter 2003

Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Ryerson 251

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Announcements | Course Description | Personnel | Prerequisites | Textbooks | Office Hours |
Grading PolicyCollaboration Policy | Schedule | Exams | Resources


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad overview of the current state, key technical issues, and likely future directions of network and distributed computing technologies. Participants wont learn how to code TCP/IP, but will gain a good understanding of what networks are about, knowledge of the nature of the key technologies, and appreciation of the issues that are likely to shape networks in the future. Well cover important topics on network management, optical networks, international network and networking experiments, open grid service architecture, P2P technologies and applications, data grid applications, access gird technology and applications, and security.



Name Role Office Office hours Phone Email
Ian Foster Instructor Ry275 by appointment (773)702-3487 foster@cs.uchicago.edu
Xuehai Zhang TA Ryerson 177 #3 Wed. 2:30-4:30PM
Thur. 4:15-5:30PM
(773) 834-4416 hai@cs.uchicago.edu
Yong Zhao TA Ryerson 177 #1 (773) 834-4416 yongzh@cs.uchicago.edu


There is no prerequisites for this course.


We will use the following text as a source of background material. I will be assigning readings from this throughout the course.

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 2nd Edition
Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 1999


Office Hours

The office hours will be announced during the first week of class.

Grading Policy

Evaluation is based on a midterm plus the final.

Collaboration policy

We encourage you to discuss the course material with you fellow students. However, submitted assignments should be your own work. If you discuss in details specific problems or assignments with other people, please, acknowledge them on the front of the work that you turn in.


This schedule of the lectures, readings, and assignments is tentative and may change as the class progresses.