ICT 6544: Distributed Systems

Schedule: Sunday 5 PM to 8 PM

Location: Room 629, ECE Building, BUET

Office Hour: Sunday 3 PM - 4 PM

Course Synopsis

This course introduces the concepts communication model: socket, remote procedure call, remote object invocation, message oriented communication; naming service; clock synchronization, distributed object based system: CORBA, distributed COM; distributed file system, replication, distributed transactions; security management, recovery. The course includes continuous assessment in the form of examinations.

Reference Book

  • Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms in C by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten Van Steen
  • Unix Network Programming, Volume 1: The Sockets Networking API by W. Richard Stevens, Bill Fenner, and Andrew M. Rudoff


  • Midterm Exam 1: 20%
  • Midterm Exam 2: 20%
  • Term Paper: 20%
  • Final Exam: 40%

Class Lectures

All the lectures will be available at learning.iict.buet.ac.bd

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