INF5072 – 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.
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
- 10 credits overlap with INF9072 – Performance in Distributed Systems
- 9 credits overlap with INF5271 – Informasjonsarkitektur og internettmedier (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 results in plenary sessions.
3 graded assignments (home exam) with oral presentation that account for 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 scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 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.