Distributed Operating Systems

Course Name: 

Distributed Operating Systems(CS364)


B.Tech (CSE)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 



Distributed systems and applications, Message passing mechanisms IPC and RPC. Processes: Threads, Clients, Servers, Code Migration, Agents. Naming: Naming entities, Mobile entities, Distributed operating systems,
Distributed file systems and services. Synchronization: logical clocks, Global state, Distributed transactions,
Consistency and replication: models, protocols, examples. Fault tolerance: Process resilience, Reliable
communication, Recovery. Security management. Distributed file and Web-based systems, Social computing.


Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten Van Steen, Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms, John Wiley & Sons, Inc ISBN number: 9780132392273, 2004.
Pradeep Sinha, Distributed Operating Systems Concepts and Design, PHI, 2000.
George Couloris, Jean Dollimore & Time Kindberg, Distributed Systems: Concepts & design, 2nd ed Addision Wesley 2003.
Gerard Tel. Introduction to Distributed Algorithms, Cambridge University press, 2000

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Dr. Manu Basavaraju
Head of the Department
Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474053
Email: hodcse[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in


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