Computer Science 441

Principles of Distributed Systems

Gregory M. Kapfhammer

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Color Scheme

Key Concept

Corresponding Diagram

In-Class Discussion

In-Class Activity

Details in the Textbook

Software Architectures





Client-Server Interactions

Idempotent messages


User interface



Persistent Services

Data is always available

Case study: tuple spaces and JavaSpaces

Trade-offs in performance

See page 41 and Figure 2-5

"Thin" and "Fat" Clients

Discuss the trade-offs in these organizations

Clients and servers?

Distributed Hash Tables

Centralized versus decentralized architectures

Structured versus unstructured

A DHT can give us the needed structure!

Organize our data with keys and values

Maps keys to specific nodes in the DHT

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Peers and super-peers

Interceptors and adaptors

See Figure 2-15 for more details

Self-* Computing

Autonomic Computing

See Figure 2-16 for more details

See Figure 2-19 for more details

Prediction accuracy versus trace length

Questions about system organization?