Large Systems 2021-2022


Lecturer Arno Bakker
Lab Teachers Vincent Breider, Roy Vermeulen


Design and Implementation

Distributed Systems (3rd Edition, February 2017) by Maarten van Steen and Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Available as a free eBook from

Chapters and Sections to Study

Recommend reading

You might find it useful to read this sample chapter from “The Practice of Cloud System Administration” by Limoncelli et al., 2015. Content-wise, it sits between the two books.


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:

Closed-book Exam 85%
Presentation 15%

Minimum grade for each part 4.0. Lab assignments must be graded sufficiently for the exam grade to count.

Presentation Date: Monday, December TBA

Exam Date: Thursday, December TBA

Deadline for labs: Sunday January TBA


Week Topic PDF Quiz

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Week Topic PDF Code Feedback deadline

Site Visits

For all site visits: Bring your ID!


Paper presentations

Projects? Based on student feedback, there is no LS project this year. Instead there are more labs to teach you about Large Systems.


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