COMP 439: Distributed Systems

Credit Hours



COMP 313: Intermediate Object-Oriented Development or COMP 374: Introduction to Operating Systems

All MS students are expected to have completed the undergraduate prerequisites:

Please note that MS IT students are expected to complete all prerequisites before taking any course in CS or the Quinlan School of Business. (This includes any additional prerequisites required by Quinlan.)


This course is designed as a modern discussion of distributed computing systems, which represent one of the most important areas in academic and business computing today. Topics covered include distributed computing, interactive services, collaborative computing, and peer-to-peer sharing.

Various distributed frameworks and technologies will be explored, e.g. DNS, CORBA, Java RMI, SOAP (XML-based RPCs), and Globus.


Semester/Year Instructor URL
Fall 2013 Dr. Thiruvathukal