Large Systems 2018-2019

Lecturer Arno Bakker
Lab TeacherPeter Prjevara
Lab SupportNiels Sijm


Design and Implementation

Distributed Systems (3rd Edition, February 2018) by Maarten van Steen and Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Available as a free eBook from

Chapters and Sections to Study


The Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition, October 2016)
by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup
ISBN-10: 0321919165
ISBN-13: 978-0321919168

Chapters and Sections to Study


Your final grade consists of:

Presentation 5% Report 30% Exam 65%

Minimum grade for each part 4.0

Exam Date: Monday December 17th, 10:30 CET

Presentation Date: Thursday December 20th, 10:00 CET

Report deadline: Sunday December 23th, 23:59 CET


Week Topic PDF Quiz
1a Intro Course Intro, Distribution Intro, Virtualization part 1
1b Virtualization Virtualization, part 2 Crossword , PDF
2a Virtualization Virtualization, part 3
2b Virtualization + Proj Virtualization, part 4
3a Communication and Coordination Comm & Coord, part 1

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Week Topic PDF Feedback deadline
1 Virtualization Lab1 (1 afternoon, counts also as INR lab 1 too) 8 Nov, 10:00
2 VM Migration Lab2 (2 afternoons) 12 Nov, 10:00
3 Amazon EC2 Lab3 (1 afternoon) 15 Nov, 10:00
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