6.824: Distributed Systems

Spring 2016
TR1-2:30, room 54-100

Labs: 1 2 3 4
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May 17: Exam 2 solutions. The mean was 83, the standard deviation 11.

Apr 8: Exam 1 solutions. The mean was 82, the standard deviation 11.

Jan 28: Please use Piazza to read announcements and discuss labs, lectures and papers. We will look at Piazza regularly and answer questions (unless one of you answers first); the entire class can see and benefit from these exchanges.

What is 6.824 about?

6.824 is a core 12-unit graduate subject with lectures, readings, programming labs, an optional project, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. It will present abstractions and implementation techniques for engineering distributed systems. Major topics include fault tolerance, replication, and consistency. Much of the class consists of studying and discussing case studies of distributed systems.

Prerequisites: 6.004 and one of 6.033 or 6.828, or equivalent. Substantial programming experience will be helpful for the lab assignments.

Questions or comments regarding 6.824? Send e-mail to the TA at 6824-staff@lists.csail.mit.edu