CS4274 - Distributed Computing Technologies

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide introduction to advanced distributed system technologies and programming for mainframe servers and workstations. Students will gain the knowledge about fundamental concepts of distributed systems, particularly client-server models, and inter-process communications (IPC). Students will also learn the programming skill and train their problem solving ability about development of distributed systems for mainframe servers and workstations. We will explore the state of art of distributed systems, such as remote procedure calls (RPC), fault tolerance, data replications and distributed database systems. Specifically, we will discuss the programming of client-server system, middleware systems, and RPC applications in great details.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information


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