Innovation Hall 132
Monday, Weds. 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Dr. Robert Simon
5322 Engineering Building
simon AT gmu dot edu
Weds. 4:30 to 5:30, or by appointment
Please post on Piazza for all course-related inquiries.
Unfortunately there is no single textbook that covers all the material that will be discussed in this class. The good news is that the three books list below FREE. It is STRONGLY recommended that you read the related chapters when we study the topics in class.
The following topics will be covered:
All class materials, including lecture notes and programming assignments, are available through your Blackboard accounts.
There will be several programming projects. The assignments will involve designing and implementing concurrent, replicated and a fault tolerant data storage and retrieval system. You need to be comfortable with programming in Java to complete these assignments. Details concerning the project will be presented in class throughout the semester.
Your grade will be calcuated as follows:
No early exams will be given. If you must miss an exam an makeup will be arranged at the discretion of the instructor, provided you have a written and verified excuse.
During the lectures, please make sure you avoid behavior that distracts others, including chatting, sleeping, or routinely arriving to class late. The use of
If you have a learning or physical difference that may affect your academic work, you will need to furnish appropriate documentation to GMU Disability Resource Center. If you qualify for accommodation, the DRC staff will give you a form detailing appropriate accommodations for your instructor. If you have such a condition, you must talk to the instructor during the first week of the term about the issue.
Disability Resource Center
The GMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced. Please make sure that you are familiar with it. We will discuss this further in class. Below is the link to the code.