CptS 464/564 Spring 2019 Blog
February 13, 2018
As you know, there was no lecture Monday the 11th due to snow closing the Pullman campus.
464 students: take the Voiland College Undergraduate Student Survey and be entered to win a VCEA t-shirt. Or take it even if you don’t want a chance for a shirt, just to give feedback.
February 7, 2018
Here are the two papers assigned so far for reading:
1. End-to-End paper (both 464 and 564; I decided to also require this for 464)
February 6, 2019
There will be NO makeup (actually make-ahead) Friday. Present road conditions and the possibility of snow at each of the 3 campuses makes this inadvisable.
Note: the midterm will PROBABLY be on Wednesday, February 20, a fortnight from now. I will confirm the date next week.
Today we will go over Project 1, and the continue with Chapter 14.
February 4, 2019
This week, we will cover Chapter 14 (Time and Global States). We first will discuss multicast (Chap 4.4; pdf, ppt) and use a great intro from the optional text [VR01] (pdf, ppt) before diving into Chapter 14 (pdf,ppt), using a good discussion of vector clocks from the optional text [Bir05] (pdf,ppt).
February 1, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Today we will continue with Chapter 2 (pdf,ppt). Later this week I will assign a homework assignment covering Chapters 1 and 2. Then next week I’ll very likely assign Project1. Towards that end, please go to the RTI University Program page and then click on “Apply for a Free Academic License”. Most of the fields are obvious, but here are a few that are not and what to copy and paste into the field:
· Title: put either “grad student” or “MS student” or “PhD student”
· Street Address: just put your city and state, nothing else needed.
· Project name: CptS 464/564 Distributed Computing [pick one or the other]
· Answer as many as you reasonably can tersely below that…
Jan 16, 2019
Homework #0, based on that chapter, is now released. It is due Sunday night 1159pm on January 27
Jan 14, 2019
January 9, 2019
Today we will cover Chapter 1 (pdf). We will also go back and talk about the assumptions from the introductory slides (pdf,ppt). We may also overview networking protocols if there is time and interest, briefly, from Chapter 3 (pdf).
Wow, that goes around comes around: magnetic tapes are becoming hot again!
By next Monday, please read Chapter 2 of the text (at least the first half).
Here is a classic paper on how much you can (and can’t) hide remoteness. Required reading for 564 students, but some 464 ones might also want to read; its very interesting and may help you answer some broader questions on homework or an exam.
A few resources FYI for the curious (no need to look at them unless I specifically instruct you later)
January 7, 2019