INF9072 – Performance in Distributed Systems
Understanding the limits of system performance and the bottlenecks of distributed systems is challenging and vital to the deployment of any modern high-performance system. The course focuses on techniques you can apply to properly analyse system performance and further locate the bottlenecks in the end-to-end system.
After completing this course you have:
- learned about demands and solutions with respect to performance in distributed systems.
- learned and gained experience in designing and performing experiments.
- learned about and experimented with algorithms and architectures.
- gained practical experience in evaluating and improving performance.
- learned how to present and visualise analysis data to highlight the most relevant results.
- honed your skills in performing a system analysis that is correct, takes variability and distributions into consideration and is significant.
- learned how to apply these skills through examples from multimedia and networking
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
- 10 credits overlap with INF5072 – Performance in Distributed Systems
- 9 credits overlap with INF5071 – Performance in distributed systems (discontinued)
- 9 credits overlap with INF9071 – Performance in distributed systems (discontinued)
- 8 credits overlap with INF5070 – Media servers and distribution systems (discontinued)
- 8 credits overlap with INF9070
- 7 credits overlap with INF-SERV
This course has 4 sessions with 6 hours lectures/presentations and 3 sessions with 3 hours lab. Students and teachers will present and discuss the various results in plenary sessions.
3 graded assignments (home exam) with oral presentation that account 33% each. Failing a graded assignment does still allow participation in the remaining exams. All exams must be taken during the same semester.
Examination support material
All written and printed exam resources are allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF5071/9071/5070/9070.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.